ARSENAL are reportedly ready to pay the £41million release clause of Sporting Lisbon star Joelson Fernandes – dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fernandes drew the instant comparison when he broke Ronaldo’s record as the youngest ever player to represent Sporting.
Joelson Fernandes, on the ball here, could be on his way to Arsenal this summer
The teenage winger has been compared with former Sporting Lisbon star Cristiano Ronaldo
And now, according to Portuguese website A Bola, the Gunners are not wasting time in getting the 17-year-old winger on board.
The Londoners are reported to be “on the verge” of triggering the teen’s release clause.
But as you might expect with a player compared to the great Ronaldo, there is plenty of interest.
Barcelona and Juventus are both said to be monitoring the situation.
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But Arsenal could have a trick up their sleeve in that they have a good working relationship with the players’ agent Kia Joorabchian.
He has most recently engineered deals for David Luiz and Cedric Soares to remain at The Emirates, the latter bagging a four-year contract.
Joelson Fernandes has played 28 times in the league for Sporting this season, scoring five goals and bagging two assists.
By: John Hutchinson
Title: Arsenal set to meet £41m transfer clause to land ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’ Joelson Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12160984/arsenal-transfer-cristiano-ronaldo-joelson-fernandes-sporting-lisbon/
Published Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 15:47:49 +0000