Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Danilo and are working on a deal to sign him.
According to a report from Goal Brazil, Arsenal are working on a deal to sign Danilo. But the Gunners will face competition from AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid for the 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder.
The Palmeiras midfielder is regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in South American football right now. And he could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for the London club.
Mikel Arteta is thought to be keen on improving his midfield unit. And the arrival of Danilo, who has been on Arsenal’s radar for several months, could prove to be a smart acquisition. The Gunners have been overly reliant on Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka as their central midfielders this season. And Arteta needs to bring in more depth so that he can rotate his side and keep the players fresh.
The 21-year-old Brazilian has the potential to develop into a top-class player. And joining Arsenal will only accelerate his development. He would get to compete against better players and someone like Arteta could nurture him into a quality midfielder.
Arteta has done well to nurture young talents at his disposal, and Danilo will feel that a move to Arsenal would be ideal for his development. Furthermore, the Arsenal manager has shown that he is willing to trust in young players. So Danilo will fancy ample game time at the London club as well.
Apparently, Palmeiras have already received a proposal for the 21-year-old midfielder. But the name of the suitor is yet to be revealed. Danilo has a contract with the Brazilian club until the summer of 2026 and he has a release clause of €100 million.
It is fair to assume that none of his suitors would be willing to pay that kind of money for an unproven talent. So the Brazilian outfit will have to scale down their demands in order for any transfer to go through.
The opportunity to move to the Premier League is a major step up in his career. And it will be interesting to see if the Gunners can fend off competition from the likes of Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco to secure the player’s signature in the coming months.