Arsenal’s attempt to sign a striker this summer is well documented. Arsenal triggered the release clause of Jamie Vardy but the player has chosen to remain at Leicester City, we have also been linked with the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. But if reports from Brazil are to be believed, Arsenal are very close to capturing a reliable striker finally.
According to ESPN Brasil, Arsenal’s widely reported bid for Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa is been taken seriously by his club. ESPN had yesterday confirmed the player is excited with the offer for his services from Arsenal.
The highly rated striker has been linked with moves to Barca and Real Madrid but it appears both Spanish clubs are not interested in him, at least for now which gives Arsenal the opportunity of signing him. The fact that he reportedly has a €18m release clause makes it even more interesting. Though it must be said that he has two release clauses. One is the mentioned €18m for clubs playing in Europe and €50m for Brazilian clubs.