The former Lille man will successfully complete move to Arsenal in no long time as his agent reveals an untold part of the move from France to England.
The Brazilian’s agent, Guilherme Miranda has confirmed that the defender received far more lucrative offers elsewhere before plumping for a move to Arsenal.
Gabriel has undergone a medical in London ahead of a £25m move to the Gunners.
The 22-year-old has agreed personal terms on a long-term contract, which is thought to be for five years, and will become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer.Embed from Getty Images
Mikel Arteta has beaten off strong competition from Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United to land the Lille defender, who was impressed by the project put forward by technical director Edu before signing for the Gunners.
“Arsenal was nowhere near the best proposal [money-wise],” Miranda told journalist Freddie Paxton.
“Gabriel chose them over more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project. It’s 100 per cent because of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.”Embed from Getty Images
Present rules in the UK specify that appearances from France must self-separate for 14 days because of the danger of Covid-19 and there are no exceptions set up for EPL clubs making new signings.