Italian club Juventus are reportedly looking to sign Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli. They could look to offer another Brazilian for an exchange in Arthur Melo as a potential exchange.
The 20-year old had an impressive season at the Emirates Stadium. Moreover, he also established his position in the starting eleven over the length of the recently concluded campaign. Under the current Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, he established himself as a left-winger.
In the 2021 – 2022 season, the Brazil international made a total of 36 appearances in all competitions. All the appearances were in the domestic competitions due to arsenal’s failure to qualify for any European one for this term. In that game tie, he scored 6 goals and also registered 7 assists to his name.
His performances at the North London club impressed Juventus too and now they logged interest in the young forward according to Calciomercato (via TBR Football). In accordance with the reports, Juve might tempt the Gunners fraternity by offering them Arthur Melo in exchange. Arsenal are long admirers of the Brazilian midfielder and previously attempted to bring him to London, the latest being this January.
The Serie A giants think this deal might just stand a chance as Arsenal tracked Arthur previously and the North London outfit is in dire need to sign a central midfielder this season too. The midfielder made a combined 31 appearances for the Old Lady this term and managed to register one assist. However, they still value him at £61 million.
Juventus eyeing Partey and Magalhaes too
Not only Martinelli, but the Bianconeri is planning to get hold of 2 more Arsenal players in the summer. According to The Mirror, ‘they are targeting Gunners defender Gabriel Magalhaes as they adjust to life without legendary former centre-back Giorgio Chiellini.’
Other than that, they also want the Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey. AS via Express broke the news but looks like this deal won’t go through like the other two.
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