Arsenal in battle to sign £25m Brazilian attacker

By on November 21, 2017

According to a report in the Mirror, Arsenal will face stiff competition from not only Spurs but also from Chinese Super League clubs for the signature of Watford attacker Richardlison.

The Brazilian youngster has made a huge impact since joining Watford from Fluminense in an £11.5m deal last summer with the winger scoring his 5th goal in 12 games during their 2-0 win over West Ham at the weekend.

Richardlison also impressed during Watford’s 2-1 win against Arsenal earlier in the season and it seems the attacker has left a lasting impression on boss Arsene Wenger.

Reports in the Mirror yesterday claimed that Arsenal had joined Tottenham in the race to sign the 20-year-old as the boss drew-up a list of potential replacements for Alexis Sanchez.

Richardlison is tied to a five-year contract at Vicarage Road so the newspaper suggested it would take a fee of around £25m to persuade Watford to sell in January – which shouldn’t be a problem for a club with the financial firepower of Arsenal.

However, it looks like we’re going to face fresh competition as the paper is reporting today that Chinese clubs are also eyeing Richardlison so there could be a bidding war for his signature if he decides to leave Watford.

Obviously the young South American looks to have a bright future ahead of him so I’d welcome his arrival at the Emirates but I’m not sure he’s ready yet to be considered as a direct replacement for a player like Sanchez.

I’d like to think Arsene would be a bit more ambitious in finding a world class established name to come in once our Chilean super star leaves the club.


  1. Chris Fisher

    November 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Whoever is saying that 25m would get him must be working on “its only Watford” – if Lacazette is a 60m player so is Richarlison -25m won’t even get a polite reply and i doubt Arsenal have either the resources or backbone to buy world class players as the last few years has demonstrated

  2. Timó Hugósson

    November 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I think you will find Tom Cleverley scored the winner in Watford’s win against Arsenal, after Troy Deeney’s penalty kick equaliser and Per Mertesacker’s opening goal.

  3. Paul Styles

    November 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    £25m do me a favour, Watford have him tied into a 5 year contract, he’s only 20 and has been without doubt one of the best Premier League signings of the Summer. On top of that Watford now have financial clout and don’t have to sell anyone. £25m won’t even buy you a conversation with Gino Pozzo. £40m and Gino might think about picking up the phone!

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