As per the outlet, the 22-year old’s future will be decided in the coming days or weeks, as Everton have already submitted a 30 million euro offer plus another five million euros in bonuses. Gabriel is considering his options, with Chelsea and Leicester City also keen.
Gabriel could perhaps provide an alternative to Dayot Upamecano if the Gunners fail to bring the RB Leipzig man, who is also a reported target, to the Emirates in the summer transfer window. Comparing the pair’s stats in their respective domestic leagues this season, they cannot be separated in terms of average clearances and blocks per game, according to Whoscored.
These Gooners discussed the transfer link, with one AFC supporter pleading for the club to get Lille’s central defender to play alongside William Saliba, who is currently out on loan at Saint-Etienne but will join up with his Arsenal teammates in the next campaign:
Gabriel Magalhaes we need to get him along Saliba
— MartiSaka (@SakaMarti) April 29, 2020
i'd rather trust a James Tarkowski from Burnley.
super underrated, only 27 and he's the leading defender in clearances and block I think
Ruben Dias would be the best signing for our CB but he's way too expensive probs
— GoalFather (@TheGoalFather10) April 29, 2020
If we don’t get Upa we gotta be going for Gabriel
— AFC_ (@AFC_1886) April 29, 2020
why aren’t we looking at Malang Sarr Lol
— MIDFIELD MAGICIAN (@Guenzidane29) April 29, 2020
It's okay to have multiple. We need a starter LCB and I don't think Mari will be as reliable.
— K (@HalKED4) April 29, 2020
We’re not getting him
— • (@HitmanAuba) April 29, 2020
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