I have got a feeling that Arsene Wenger may just decide to abandon this particular Arsenal transfer target. Although the Frenchman has started to spend a lot more money in recent transfer windows, I don’t think he is quite ready to join the ranks of clubs like Man City, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid just yet.
And that is the sort of spending power it would need to sign the teenage sensation Goncalo Guedes from the Portuguese club Benfica. The 17-year old may be highly rated by his club but has only just made his first team debut, so the Talksport report revealing that his new contract is set to have a nmassive £65 million release clause is surely intended to ensure that the youngster is going nowhere.
I doubt whether Wenger would be willing to pay that sort of money for any player, never mind an untested teenager, no matter how good this Guedes kid is.