Arsenal deal for Tavares
Arsenal have aimed for a left again cowl profile on this summer time switch window.
Kieran Tierney’s fixed harm issues depart coach Mikel Arteta no alternative however to behave within the window and doesn’t appear to belief the beforehand loaned Sead Kolasinac.
Arsenal just lately signed Kieran Tierney on a brand new deal and anybody who’s introduced in can be all too conscious of their upcoming position as a backup choice.
– Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 25, 2021
Arsenal have checked out quite a few gamers together with Hibernian’s Josh Doig and Southampton’s now free agent Ryan Bertrand.
Nevertheless, the Gunners have reportedly determined to modify for Benfica’s 21-year-old Nuno Tavares. The Portuguese youth worldwide got here by way of on the Benfica Academy and has been with the Lisbon first crew since 2019.
It matches the age profile of the participant the Gunners need and they need to now have an “settlement in precept” with the Portuguese crew for the switch.
Arsenal and Benfica revealed an settlement in precept for Nuno Tavares – LB goal two days in the past. Deal is to be concluded for € 8 million as a assured price + add-ons. ️🔴 #AFC
Private circumstances [until June 2026] and dealer’s price agreed. Paperwork nonetheless must be signed / accomplished. 🇵🇹 https://t.co/pxY6Tq1ZTe
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 29, 2021
Who’s Nuno Tavares?
Unsurprisingly, lots of the 21-year-olds are more likely to have heard little or nothing in any respect.
Primarily as a result of he is already used to enjoying a backup position for Spanish worldwide Grimaldo at Benfica.
He solely earned 625 minutes of soccer in Liga NOS final season however made a 5-minute cameo in Benfica’s Europa League loss to Arsenal.
Satirically, Bukayo Saka allowed the cross that introduced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the profitable objective.
Arsenal hits too late to save lots of the season towards Benfica!
Saka and Aubameyang mix AGAIN in relation to transferring the Gunners ahead! 🤝 pic.twitter.com/e9aazd58lR
– Soccer at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 25, 2021
The Gooner Speak spoke to Portuguese soccer knowledgeable Jose Miguel and he was of the opinion that Tavares was not but able to play as a substitute for a membership on the identical degree as Arsenal himself.
As an alternative, they wanted “1 or 2” extra seasons within the Portuguese league, even on mortgage with a smaller crew than Benfica.
“He may need to play two seasons right here in Portugal for the smaller groups on mortgage after which attempt to make his method at Benfica after which he can think about transferring to a membership like Arsenal.”
He additionally felt he wasn’t able to cowl for Tierney if the Scot was injured.
“I do not assume Arsenal can see Nuno Tavares as a legitimate substitute for Kieran Tierney if he is injured.” mentioned José Miguel.
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