LONDON – It smelled Arsenal news will soon have a new defender. Agent Gabriel Paulista known to be in London to finalize negotiations with the Gunners. In fact both sides confident a deal will be reached.
Currently Gabriel grazing in La Liga with Villarreal. He used to play as a central defender. They say the 24-year-old man has a release clause of 20 million euro contract, and London Red do not mind to spend inside.
Constraints that will be faced by Arsene Wenger to anchor the Brazilian international defender at the Emirates Stadium is a work permit. But the Arsenal will soon apply for a work permit to the Football Association (FA).
Earlier this week, the player directly confirm that the agent was in contact with Arsenal. “Am I going to play at Arsenal or survive in Villarreal, I do not want to rush,” Gabriel said, as quoted by Goal, Thursday (22/01/2014).
“I’m still in Villareal and very focused. My agent is taking care of everything and I just have to wait, “he added.
Meanwhile President Villareal, Marcelino, claiming it did not want to take Gabriel. But he did not want to refuse sodoran big money from the Premier League giants.