There has finally been some good news for Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Metro report that Bernard is for sale – if they are willing to pay £25 million.
Given that Arsene Wenger has already seen a host of top targets slip past his net this summer including the likes of Stevan Jovetic and fellow forward Gonzalo Higuain, and a third bid for Luis Suarez is in the offing, Wenger has to make a top signing and he has to make it fast.
Now it seems that Bernard could be that man. Atletico Mineiro are willing to sell their playmaker but for around £25 million – not the £20 million that the Gunners originally earmarked for the talented star.
Minero director Eduardo Maluf noted that ‘The president has already made very clear, if an offer of £25million arrives, he is going to sell and we will buy another player.’ This can only come as good news to Wenger who is a long term fan of the player and will look to bring him to England this summer.
The 20 year old is thought to be the next big thing to come out of South America and Wenger knows that someone with so much potential has to be given a chance at the top level – and is willing to provide it.
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