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Arsenal are interested in signing Porto winger Otavio, according to reports.
Otavio is seen by many as one of Porto’s most talented players and it is believed that many clubs have been alerted by his talents.
The midfielder has been a key player for the Portuguese club this season, racking up to 16 appearances in all competitions already.
Over the years, Porto have nurtured talented players into quality stars which they eventually sell to big clubs for huge amount and it seems Otavio is following that path.
The winger who can also play as an attacking midfielder moved to Portugal in 2014 for a relatively cheap fee of about £2m and is already worth way more than that. He has been watched by a host of big clubs this season and could spark a bidding war should he continue to impress.
According to Transfermarketweb, Juventus, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal have all watched the winger in recent times.
It appears Wenger has taken a keen interest in the winger as the report claims Gunners scouts have been “carefully scouting” the player for sometime.
However, i don’t expect us to make an official bid for the Brazilian anytime soon due to the numerous amount of options we have in his position. Also, the winger is still developing and despite all his talents, he doesn’t look like one that can make any instant impact in our first team, so a more-distant-future move is more unlikely at this stage.