Arsenal need to get bargain hunting to find their Aaron Ramsey replacement, and Bruno Fernandes would be right up there as one of their best signings this decade.
The Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder has a huge tally of 16 goals and 11 assists in 29 appearances in the Primeira Liga. We know. crazy, right? He has all the ability to take Arsenal to the next level and help Unai Emery implement his style even more.
It’s clear to see what the Gunners’ manager is trying to achieve in the next few years. He wants to win trophies playing fast-flowing football and Fernandes can help link defence to attack in an instant.
Arsenal’s forwards would love him.
Portuguese outlet O Jogo (via HITC) have reported that Unai Emery wants the Lisbon captain, and that he’ll be fighting with Chelsea for his signature. If they win that battle it could be the difference between winning the title or settling for a place in the top four.
Athletico Madrid and Juventus are also interested according to the report, so they’ll have some stiff competition, but they’ll be pleased to know his club are willing to accept a cut fee of £30m, and that’s well short of his release clause of £85m.
So he’s a bargain as well as a goal and assist machine. Indeed, Arsenal need to make their approach quickly and snap him up. If they do, the fans will forget Ramsey every existed and begin preparing for a title race next season.
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