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Arsenal to sign Benfica defender Tavares on £7m deal

Sat 03 July 2021 | 10:47

The Gunners are expected to announce the transfer in the coming days.

Nuno Tavares

has been on Arsenal’s watch-list for a long time and they are reportedly close to signing the 21-year-old. According to

The Sun

, the Benfica defender has flown to London to complete his medical before signing the contract with the Gunners. Tavares is set to join Arsenal on a £7m deal that runs until 2026.

Following

Kieran Tierney

’s injury, Mikel Arteta was forced to use Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka on the left-hand side of Arsenal’s defense last season. Tierney is expected to retain his place in the Gunners’ starting lineup, while Tavares is set to serve as his back-up.

With Granit Xhaka being on his way to Roma, Arsenal are also interested in adding another midfielder to their ranks. The north London club are reportedly eyeing Sheffield United’s

Sander Berge

for a summer move. However, Arsenal might face competition from Liverpool, Lazio, and Napoli in their efforts to sign the 23-year-old.


source: SportMob