Arsenal agree deal for £12m Brazilian midfielder

It looks like Arsenal have at last lined up their first signing for the January transfer window as the Express is reporting that the Gunners have outbid Real Madrid in the race to sign the Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva.

According to today’s report, Madrid have made a final bid of £9.5m for the super-talented 21 year-old, but Arsenal have agreed to meet the full asking price of £12 million to ensure that Silva is on his way to the Emirates.

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Maybe this is the shape of things to come for Arsenal and if so it is fantastic news for all the long suffering Gooners out there. Arsene Wenger has already given the Arsenal fans frustrated from years of scrimping and saving and selling our best players some encouraging signs.

The Gunners have signed big players from the two La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent transfer windows and now Wenger is ready to follow on from the signings of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez by beating Real Madrid to one of their transfer targets, according to a Daily Express report.

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Just this week the agent of the Arsenal target midfielder Lucas Silva revealed that there had been interest in his 21-year old client from some Premier League clubs and the rumour was that the Gunners were one of the clubs looking at a £12 million bid for him in the January transfer window.

His agent had suggested that Silva was ready to move on from his current club, the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro and so Arsenal fans were starting to get excited about the prospect of Arsene Wenger bringing the talented and energetic central midfielder to the Emirates, especially as his ability has drawn comparisons with the former World Player of the Year and fellow Brazilian Kaka.

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It looks like Arsenal could be heading for a bidding war in the January transfer window, as Arsene Wenger is not the only manager of a big European club that is apparently keen on the super talented 21-year old star of the Brazilian champions Cruzeiro.

Lucas Silva plays in the same position as the former Gunner and fellow Brazilian who shares his name, Gilberto Silva. And many Arsenal fans think that the departure of Gilberto in 2008 left a weakness in the Arsenal side that has never been fixed. Maybe young Lucas Silva, dubbed the new Kaka because of his all action style and ability, is the player to finally do it.