Lots of Everton fans have been reacting to the latest transfer update on Gabriel as France Bleu have reported that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are now leading the chase to sign the LOSC Lille ace.
As per the outlet, SSC Napoli had been in pole position to sign Gabriel for a number of weeks now and were apparently ready to offer 30 million euros for the Brazilian, which is the equivalent of around £27.1 million.
However, the Gunners now seem to be leading the chase and are currently in a position to snatch his signature.
Gabriel has been a transfer target for the Merseyside club throughout the entire summer transfer window so far as several members of the Goodison Park faithful have called for Carlo Ancelotti to sign him before.
Should Carlo Ancelotti sign Gabriel for Everton?
The central defender would arguably be an upgrade on Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina, having averaged the most tackles and passes in the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season compared with the others in the Premier League, according to Whoscored.
Only 22 years of age, Gabriel has a lot of potential to grow as well and make that position his own, so perhaps the Toffees should look to swoop in.
France Bleu also do not have a track record of breaking transfer stories, and are being checked by Get French Football News (GFFN), which may also encourage some Blues as to thinking that they could still be in with a chance of signing him.
Nevertheless, these EFC supporters reacted to the news on Twitter:
Usmanov needs to pull his wallet out
— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) August 4, 2020
If we end up getting him he better be good after all this
— 👊🇧🇷🙏🇮🇹 (@efcalfie) August 4, 2020
Lets hope someone hurries up and signs him so I cant stop reading these stories
— Kev Cooper (@kevcooper4195) August 4, 2020
— Dixie (@Dixie73375628) August 4, 2020
— Geof Thompson (@GeofThompson3) August 4, 2020
Think it’s fake
— USM (@stevie89940908) August 4, 2020
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