Sorry Arsenal as Chelsea ‘have contacted agent’ about possible £41 million Joelson deal
Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Portuguese prodigy Joelson Fernandes, and have made contact with the players agent.
With Mikel Arteta seeking to improve a number of key areas of the pitch this summer transfer window, there has been alot of speculation in the media that he wants to spend some serious money to acquire the services of a new defender.
But despite many calls from the media and fans to go out and spend the limited money that they may have on players that will improve the squad, and that back-line, it seems that Arsenal cannot get away from their old ways.
Portuguese reports claim that Arsenal are leading the way to sign the winger, 17, as they prepare to activate his £41million release clause, as Fernandes has compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, having broken the icon’s record for being Sporting’s youngest ever player.
However, it seems like they may now have to fend off Chelsea this transfer window as reports in Portugal (Via the Daily Express) claim Chelsea have contacted Joelson’s advisor Kia Joorabchian to discuss potential deals.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has already been spending some serious money this transfer window and is still looking to sign up players that will help this Chelsea side push on and compete for a Premier League title charge next season.
Look, Joelson is a very talented young player and it is very easy to see just why Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in trying to get a deal done, but he is one for the future that does not need to be signed during the COVID 19 issues, and this is a move that can wait.
If they really want him, keep a close eye on his developments next season and make a move next summer, even the summer after, the lad is very young and has plenty of time in the game.
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