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Arsenal considering swoop for Brazilian youngster from Santos

Published: Updated: 20:38, 13 Dec 2023
Departure of 20-year-old striker believed to be a foregone conclusion

Arsenal are reportedly in talks to bring in another promising Brazilian player to their squad. This news comes as no surprise considering Arsenal's history of recruiting talented Brazilians.

The club's latest target is a South American wonderkid whose exit has even been confirmed by transfer oracle Fabrizio Romano.

Santos striker Marcos Leonardo is expected to depart the continent for a big European club soon, per the renowned expert.

The Gunners have a strong Brazilian contingent at their London Colney training ground. Sporting director Edu Gaspar, himself a former Invincible, has been instrumental in bringing his countrymen to the club.

One of his first acts after returning to the club was signing Gabriel Martinelli who has since become one of Arsenal's biggest stars.

In recent seasons, Edu has played an essential role in signing two other Brazilians named Gabriel in Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Jesus. Now it seems another Brazilian addition could be on his way.

Arsenal reportedly submit offer for Marcos Leonardo

According to multiple reports, including in Four Four Two, Arsenal are keen on acquiring Santos star Marcos Leonardo and have already opened the bidding for him.

With Santos recently relegated from the Brazilian top league, the Serie A, it appears that Arsenal may have found an opportune moment to make their move. They've reportedly put forward a cut-price offer of €20 million (£17.2m) plus additional add-ons, for this young talent.

Leonardo’s market value stands at €25 million according to Transfermarkt which indicates that he could be quite a catch for the Gunners if they manage to secure him at their proposed price point.

Recent reports suggest that 20-year-old Leonardo is set for a definite move next year which should encourage the north Londoners in their pursuit of this rising star from Brazil.

If successful in securing Leonardo’s services next year, this would further strengthen Arsenal’s Brazilian connection and potentially add another future star to their squad.

Arsenal's pursuit of Marcos Leonardo is a testament to the club's commitment to nurturing global talent and its continued focus on enhancing its squad with promising players.

The potential addition of Leonardo could be an exciting development for both Arsenal fans and neutral Premier League fans alike, as they watch this young player's career unfold in one of football’s most prestigious clubs.

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