Gabriel Magalhaes is open to leaving Arsenal and joining Juventus this summer, claims The Independent.
The Brazilian has been a mainstay in our defence ever since he joined us from Lille in 2020. He is arguably Arsenal’s best defender, and there’s no way we should even consider letting him go.
However, the report has just suggested that the Gunners would be willing to consider an offer from Juventus for Gabriel this summer.
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Juventus lost Giorgio Chiellini this summer, while it looks like Matthijs de Ligt is also on his way out of Turin. Max Allegri tried to sign Kalidou Koulibaly, but the Senegal defender is reportedly on the verge of joining Chelsea.
Juve are in desperate need of a new central defender and Gabriel is one of their top targets.
The report claims that the Brazilian’s camp is open to joining the Italian giants this summer, even though he has three years left on his contract at the Emirates.
It has been further claimed that Arsenal are willing to talk about selling Gabriel if bids start at £50 million.
If the report is true and Arsenal really aren’t against bids for Gabriel this summer, Edu and Mikel Arteta need to sit down and have a long chat with each other.
As good as Ben White has been for us, Gabriel is our best centre-half. The Brazilian is good on the ball, aggressive without possession, positionally disciplined and excellent in the air as well.
If Arsenal are to make a list of players they simply cannot sell this summer, Gabriel’s name will be among the very top. He is one of our most important players, and we shouldn’t even consider letting him go.
However, if for some reason Arsenal decide to sell him, it could prove to be our biggest transfer mistake in a long, long time.