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Report: Arsenal have to make ‘very good bid’ to sign 21yo Brazilian sensation


Arsenal will need to put up a strong fight to persuade Sao Paulo to sell midfield player Pablo Maia during the winter transfer window, according to Brazilian publication Gazeta Esportiva.

Next month, the Gunners may target a defensive midfielder in an effort to improve their chances of winning the Premier League. Maia was recently touted as a potential addition for the team, and according to Gazeta Esportiva, the Gunners are serious about bringing in the 21-year-old star before the end of the current campaign.

It won’t be simple to persuade Sao Paulo to let go of the highly-regarded midfield player, though, since they just sold Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Lucas Lopes Beraldo for £17 million, along with the name rights to their stadium. According to the source, Arsenal would have to put in a strong bid to sign him.

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Sao Paulo finished 11th in the Brazilian top division previous season, with Maia being one of their finest players. He made 58 appearances in all competitions, standing out for his distribution, ball recoveries, and central midfield tackles.

It is understandable that Arsenal would be interested in acquiring him given their need for additional quality players in the squad to handle any injuries that may arise towards the conclusion of the season. At the number. 6 spot, Declan Rice is now the team’s preferred option.

Mohamed Elneny is no longer in favour, while Jorginho, who is beyond his peak, has spent much of the season on the bench. Although Thomas Partey has the ability to defeat anybody on his day, his injuries have rendered him an unpredictable member of the team.

Maia would be a good acquisition to the Gunners in January since they need another talented midfield player in the lineup. Although he has a great work rate, Arsenal could need to offer Sao Paulo a bigger transfer fee in order to persuade them to let him leave this winter.

They just got £17 million in exchange for Beraldo joining PSG. Given that Maia has twice as many appearances as Beraldo and is a more seasoned member of Sao Paulo’s team, he may be a more expensive acquisition for the Gunners.


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