Arsenal on the lookout for Porto forward Evanilson


Football Transfers reports that Arsenal might pay £64 million to acquire Porto striker Evanilson by the end of the season.

Despite a strong season in the Premier League, Arsenal seeks a reliable center-forward. Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah’s inconsistency leaves them wanting. Meanwhile, Financial Fair Play issues hinder a January marquee signing.

Football Transfers now reports Arsenal’s admiration for Evanilson’s recent Porto performances. The source suggests Arsenal may pay £64 million in the summer, recognizing his substantial potential.

Porto’s pivotal player this season, Evanilson, faced interruptions due to injuries. Despite this, he contributed 16 goals and 5 assists in 21 appearances. At 24, he appears poised for the next level, but Gunners should be cautious of his recent injury history.

Last year, the striker endured 6 injuries, causing him to miss 21 matches—a significant red flag for Arsenal considering the proposed £64 million investment. With Jesus facing injury setbacks, Gunners should steer clear of acquiring another injury-prone striker.

Will Arsenal take the gamble of signing Evanilson?

With no assurance of Evanilson swiftly adapting to the Premier League, it’s noteworthy that Darwin Nunez took 18 months to thrive at Liverpool after moving from Benfica. Only recently has Nunez found consistency in goal-scoring. Arsenal cannot afford to engage in a prolonged waiting game with Evanilson.

Rather than pursuing the Brazilian, Arsenal might benefit from a substantial investment in Brentford’s Ivan Toney, a proven Premier League performer with 22 goals since last season. Toney marked his return with a goal for the Bees after an eight-month betting ban.

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