Emerging reports from Portugal claim that the English Premier League outfit, Arsenal are set to seal a deal for Sporting CP starlet Joelson Fernandes any moment from now.

It is reported that an agreement is almost reached between the two clubs for a deal to be completed even before the summer transfer window is officially opened.

The 17-year-old has been an exceptional talent in Portugal and has been attracting interests from a number of top clubs in Europe but the North London outfit seems to be standing in the front row to have him.

At his young age, Joelson Fernandes has scored 5 goals as a winger and provided two assists for his team in 28 appearances in the Liga Revelacao in the just-concluded season.

Joelson Fernandes is now dubbed the “new Cristiano Ronaldo”, having already showed the tendencies of greatness.

Reports in the Portuguese outlet claim that Arsenal transfer chiefs will be accompanied by Super agent Kia Joorabchain, who is Joelson Fernandes’ representative to conclude the deal this week.

It is expected that Joelson Fernandes will immediately join the Mikel Arteta team to continue his development as he would be given the opportunity just like other youngsters in the club for a first-team role in the coming season.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.