Emerging reports claim that officials of North London outfit Arsenal have already gone to Portugal to wrap up a deal for Sporting Lisbon prodigy Joelson Fernandes who has been on the club’s radar for the past months.

The 17-year-old winger has impressed with the Portuguese outfit in the just-concluded season and there have been efforts to tie him up with a new deal which he refused.

Joelson Fernandes is keen to have a new challenge and the Premier League is his preferred destination with Arsenal also keen on his addition ahead of the coming season.

It is now claimed that the Gunners officials are already on the negotiation table with Sporting for a fee for the young land as a fee of £20 million is being contemplated for the player.

A Portuguese outlet, A Bola reports that the North London outfit are hoping to make an announcement in the coming days as they are hoping to conclude talks to finalize a deal in the coming days.

Joelson Fernandes will now join the ranks of the young lads at the Emirates Stadium when he finally signs for Arsenal and there is no doubt of his involvement with the Mikel Arteta’s team in the coming season.


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