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Arsenal are reportedly still on the watch of Andre Silva from Porto, though the striker is said to have a £53m release clause in his current with the Portuguese club. He recently agreed to a new five-year deal with Portuguese giants back in the summer.
Earlier report coming from English news outlet claimed Arsenal have scouts watching the Portuguese tipped ‘New Cristiano Ronaldo’ due to his stylistic similarities with his compatriot in his club clash with Leicester City.
However, according to ESPN FC, we could as well succeeded in the signing of the 20-year-old forward, but the massive £53m release clause in his deal with Porto would be stumbling rock.
It still remains to be seen if Arsenal could get the deal completed for the youngster as he would be break Arsenal’s transfer record which is still currently held by Mesut Ozil who sold to the Emirates for £38.2m from Real Madrid.
Silva made his debut for his national side in September, playing in Portugal 5-0 win over Gibraltar.
Arsenal are still on the hunt for a bigger name forward to lead and assist or rather simply serve as an understudy for Chilean international Alexis Sanchez.
The highly-rated youngster already has six goals and three assists to him this season in 11 appearances for Porto and he could always get better.
Meanwhile, our summer signing, Lucas Perez has two goals in three games for Arsenal while French forward Olivier Giroud is yet to get the mark in four appearances. This could spell an end of Giroud at the Emirates should Arsenal completes the signing of the Portuguese forward.
German’s defender Per Mertesacker is another player possible to face the exit door at the Emirates as well. However, there are reports that claimed Werder Bremen are lining-up lucrative bid for the German.