South American star completes Arsenal medical ahead of £27m move

By on August 21, 2020


According to The Times, Gabriel Magalhaes has now completed his medical with Arsenal ahead of a proposed £27m move from Lille with the centre-back poised to sign a five-year contract at the Emirates.

Gabriel has been hotly tipped to join Arsenal over the past few days and The Times are one of several outlets claiming that we’ve sealed a deal with Lille worth up to £27m to sigh the highly-rated defender.

It was reported on the Transfer Window Podcast – featuring Duncan Castles, Ian McGarry and Graham Hunter – on Thursday that Gabriel was due to undergo his medical with Arsenal by the end of the week.

The Times have now reported today that the 22-year-old has successfully completed his medical examinations ahead of his move to Arsenal but the newspaper suggests that Napoli have still not given up hope of hijacking our deal.

There have also been widespread reports in the media suggesting that Manchester United have made a late attempt to lure Gabriel away from Arsenal after opening talks with his representatives but I think those reports are just the players agent trying to squeeze an extra few quid out of us.

Let’s hope so anyway as it would be a big blow to lose Gabriel at this stage. The Brazilian U20 international is considered to be one of the best young centre-backs in Europe following a terrific season with Lille last campaign.

He’s a left-footed centre-back – which is something Mikel Arteta has been desperately trying to add to the squad – and Gabriel could form a rock solid partnership alongside William Saliba at the Emirates for years to come.

Let’s see if anything concrete comes out over the coming hours/days but according to The Times, Gabriel is close to becoming Arsenal’s second major signing of the summer following the arrival of Willian.

In order to make room for his arrival, I expect Arteta to offload at least one of his current centre-backs. Sokratis is being strongly linked with a move to Italy, while Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are all reportedly available this summer.



    August 21, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Arsenal is the perfect home for Gabriel Magalhaes. Could someone advise his agent? Gabriel has other compatriots to make him happy. There also a lot of Brazilians in Tulse Hill, Brixton, South London should he requires home food.
    Come on Gunners.

  2. Olaitan

    August 21, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    There are too many conflicting reports on the daily tabloids. The Times is reported to have said Gabriel has done is medical. By tomorrow you are likely to read report like” Gabriel Will complete his medical today ” or ” Gabriel’s medical is on hold because of late bid”. or ” 14 days isolation condition may delay his medical ”
    Almost every wants to write on issue no one is sure about.

  3. Tendai

    August 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

    This deal is making us the gooners very uncomfortable can someone advise the lab that arsenal is the best option

  4. Katende peter

    August 22, 2020 at 6:16 am

    I’m losing my patience, let the boy join the gunners, we are at panic of flash news all the time and we also need pilippe cotinio

  5. Besty Kangondo

    August 22, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I hope this wouldn’t end up breaking our hearts cos we really need a left-footed centre-back, come on Gunners seal this deal already!

  6. Mageto Wycliffe-Nairobi

    August 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Kindly sell sokratis and Chambers only…Luiz is good when he has a strong back he can shine now that there is Saliba, Tierney, Hector and Gabriel, at the mid if we add 1 player out of those roumoured it will be fine but let us keep all our other players please. If we do that we will be a solid team who understands each other better

  7. Pedro nkole

    August 22, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Holding must stay please even Luiz is gooder please seal the deal for Gabriel

  8. Sampson Duke

    August 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Please if we are to offload any player let’s be sure we have good replacement for the player. I don’t like what I hate please. And can someone just write the true story about this Gabriel guy so our mind can be at rest.

  9. Lukhutsa Erisa

    August 22, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Good evening all soccer fans, am a serious supporter of Gunners but its worse yo our team struggle with Avery teams.what is has happened with Arsenal.i want to see Arsenal shine back.Nothing more.The chiefs of Arsenal must invest cash and buy world class players.If not, am going to quit football.

    • Fred Musisi

      August 24, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Wooo!! Leaders come on, don’t let this slip off at has always been with good players. Seal off the deal! Ma heart is…… oops!!

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