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Arsenal submit £16m offer for Benfica midfielder

Timothy Aiyeku

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North London outfit, Arsenal are reported to have submitted a bid for Portuguese outfit, Benfica midfielder, Gabriel Appelt Pires as they are ready to bring him to the Emirates Stadium this summer window.

Gabriel Appelt Pires has impressed with Benfica and that has made him attract a lot of interest from clubs across Europe but the Gunners are willing o take quick steps to win his race by submitting an offer of £16 million for his signature.

A Bola claims that Spanish La Liga clubs, alongside English Premier League teams, are monitoring the satiation with Gabriel Appelt Pires while Turkish giants Galatasary have also stepped forward with their interest.

The report claims that Benfica does not wish to let go of the Brazilian but they will be forced to do so if they get the right price.

It was not reported if Arsenal’s bid have been rejected or accepted but it is expected that negotiations will linger until the coming days.

Gabriel Appelt Pires will come in to replace Matteo Guendouzi who is set to leave the club this summer window while the Brazilian can still be an option for Dani Ceballos as his return to the Emirates Stadium is still unlikely.

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