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Reports: Arsenal handed huge boost as PSG decide to sell their player

Harsh Biyani
4.21K   //    02 Jan 2018, 18:04 IST

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Arsenal are clear favourites to sign Guedes from PSG

What's the story?

Paris Saint-German are looking to offload some players in the winter transfer window so as to comply with the FFP rules after they spent lavishly on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

According to the Metro, the Gunners lead the race to sign Goncalo Guedes as PSG want to sell the player as soon as possible.

In case you didn't know...

Goncalo Guedes joined the French giants from Benfica last January for around £26m but failed to make an impact on the team. He made 13 appearances for the club before being sent on loan to Valencia.

The 21-year-old was also linked with a move to Manchester United before ending up at the Parc de Princes.

The heart of the matter

According to Marca, PSG are eager to sell the misfit Guedes in this transfer window as the club is under FFP constraints to balance the books following the arrival of Neymar and Mbappe.

With Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal still undecided, Wenger needs to have a backup option in case the duo decide to leave the Emirates.

It was previously reported that Arsenal would sign the Portuguese winger in the summer but with PSG wanting to sell the player as soon as possible, the Gunners could complete the deal within this month.

According to reports, Arsenal are clear favourites to sign the 21-year old. Wenger would have to cough up about £31m to sign the midfielder. The young winger could be a good replacement and can fill the void that would be left by the end of the season.

Arsenal's new head, Raul Sanllehi, will use his connections at Barcelona to secure the signing of the winger.



Author's take

Guedes has been a key player for Valencia this season. The winger has made 13 league appearances and scored 3 goals in the process. He has been instrumental in Valencia's La Liga campaign as the club are 3rd on the table, behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Valencia are also aware of the fact that PSG want to sell the player and the Spanish club would want to sign him up before other clubs come calling.

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