Brazilian giants Palmeiras refused to sell Danilo to Premier League leaders Arsenal on the last day of the summer transfer window despite a £22million offer from Mikel Arteta, the reporter has claimed. Jorge Nicola explains this via his YouTube channel.
It is perhaps too simplistic to suggest that, had Arteta had Thomas Partey at his disposal, Arsenal would have had a point or three to show for his efforts at Old Trafford around a month ago.
Still, without their most effective midfielder on the ball, the Gunners were torn apart by Erik ten Hag’s swift counter-attacks; Albert Sambi Lokonga struggles to keep up with the pace of the debates.
When Partey is fit and shooting, Arsenal are a much more solid and reliable unit. The problem is that availability remains a constant problem for the Ghanaian; with troubles and beatings keeping him out of action far more often than Arteta would have liked.
And ex-England international Jermaine Jenas isn’t alone in suggesting that if Arsenal are to maintain their strong start to the season and keep pace with Erling Haaland’s Manchester City, they need cover for the subject-prone Partey. wounds.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal eyes Danilo de Palmeiras
“You can’t count on him,” says Jenas Vibe with five. “If I was (Arsenal manager) Edu, that would be the first job I look for in January or in the summer because you can’t rely on him.
So enter Danilo. Literally, maybe.
Speak evening standardArsenal plan to renew their interest in the 21-year-old enforcer from Palmeiras this winter after failing with a £22m offer on deadline day.
“Arsenal, who have Edu Gaspar as their director of football, tried to sign Danilo,” explains Nicola.
“This information was given to me by a person very close to Danilo. According to my source, Palmeiras received an offer of 25 million euros on the last day of the transfer window.
“But Leila Pereira, the president of Palmeiras, has already made it known that she will not sell Danilo under any circumstances. Not in 2022. Maybe in 2023. That’s why (there are so many clubs lining up) with the possibility of buying it in January.
Danilo models his game on N’Golo Kante. It should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the young tackler in action.
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