Two English Premier League clubs, Man United and Arsenal have been following Lille Centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes with the hope of snapping up his signature this summer transfer window.

It has been a very long chase for the two sides as they hope to secure a quality defender for next season’s challenge. The dust may now be settled as he has reportedly made his choice between the two clubs.

Reports claim Gabriel Magalhaes has decided to go with Arsenal ahead of Man United in case he receives a bid from both clubs as he is impressed with the talks he held with the Gunners earlier this week.

Arsenal and Man United have been suffering shaky back for the past seasons and that could be settled for the Gunners with the Brazilian who is almost certain to leave the French outfit this summer window.

The Red Devils and the Gunners are not alone in the chase of the Lille defender despite having the edge as Napoli and Everton are also being linked.

However, Man United are not willing o give up on the chase despite the latest report as they hope to have a bid submitted for Gabriel Magalhaes in the coming days.

Gabriel Magalhaes has been valued for about £27 million which the two clubs are willing to pay.


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