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Arsenal could sign this Portuguese midfielder in the summer

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Arsenal could potentially sign Portuguese midfielder from Fulham this summer.

Mikel Arteta is expected to bolster the Arsenal midfield over the summer. For instance, Ben Jacobs reported in January that Arsenal admired the Portuguese and were seemingly looking at a mid-season move.

The January transfer window was surprisingly quiet, with many Premier League clubs opting not to do any business. Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations likely forced clubs to hold back on spending in January after a summer splurge. Consequently, Premier League clubs remained relatively inactive during the winter window.

However, with the summer transfer window on the horizon, we could see a lot more activity from Arsenal and other top teams. Arsenal want to boost their midfield.

One player that most of the clubs will target is Fulham midfielder joao Palhinha.

Arsenal to sign Fulham Midfielder

Midfielder’s recent strong performances for the West London club are likely to make him a hot transfer target for other clubs. Writing on GiveMeSport, the transfer insider also reckons Palhinha would be superb for Liverpool. He also touched upon prior interest from Bayern Munich.

Thomas Tuchel was the guy heavily pushing the move to Bayern,” he wrote.

“If that starts not to become an option, you start to wonder where Thomas Tuchel will end up next. And, if it is a big club, does that open the door for midfielder to go there?

Palhinha has been talked about in terms of Arsenal and Liverpool. I think he would do a tremendous job in either of those teams.“At the right price, he is gettable. With that being the case, I feel like he could be one of the best signings anyone could make this summer.”

Reports indicate Joao Palhinha has a current market value of £60 million. In other words, he could be a strong fit for Arsenal, especially considering Mikel Arteta’s need for reinforcements in midfield.

Admittedly, the age of the midfielder could be a factor in any potential big-money move elsewhere. He wouldn’t have much resale value at the end of his contract. However, considering what he can offer Arsenal, there are certainly a lot of pros if they do sign him.

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