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Arsenal scout Luis Boa Morte was on Monday night spotted scouting Porto star Danilo Pereira in action.
According to Daily Mail, they claim Arsenal are keen on signing a defensive midfielder in Summer and they suggest Arsenal primary target is Pereira.
Boa Morte confirmed earlier in the season that he’s a big fan of Danilo having watched the holding midfielder since he was a teenager and the Arsenal scout believes it’s time the 24-year-old sought a new challenge.
Boa Morte is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail:
‘I’ve watched Danilo since he was 15 or 16 years old at Benfica.’
‘His development has been impressive, but I wasn’t surprised by it.
‘Danilo has quality for a different challenge, he just need to be given the opportunity. Things are already easy for him at FCP.’
Danilo only joined Porto in the summer, from Maritimo, but at 24 would be a great investment for Arsenal.
The midfielder has established himself as a key player at Porto this season having spent two seasons at Maritimo, and before that a campaign at Roda JC.
It is believed the Portuguese international has a buy-out clause worth £29.5m ( €36.56M )which the Gunners are ready to match.