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Arsenal are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, according to the Daily Cannon.
The 21 year old has been impressive for Sporting this season, scoring two goals and assisting nine in 15 league appearances.
His superb form has alerted a host of big clubs and Manchester United are one of the clubs who have been keeping tabs on his performances. The Old Trafford club sees the Portuguese winger as a replacement for Memphis Depay who is on the verge of completing a move away.
But Wenger wouldn’t let the winger join Man Utd without a fight and according to the report, Arsenal could rival Utd for the player’s services.
Gerson is contracted to Sporting until 2021 and the Portuguese club are not looking to sell their prized asset. They could then demand a huge fee if forced to sell.
One can’t really tell if Arsenal are very interested in the winger to pay heavily for his services but our scouts have been present at Sporting’s game on more than one occasion this season.
Joel Campbell is currently on loan at the Portuguese club and our representatives normally travel to keep track the Costa Rican’s progress. It could be that Gerson caught the attention of club scouts while watching Campbell.
However, we do have a lot of work to do if we are seriously interested in the youngster as Manchester United are currently in the driving seat to sign the lad.