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Benfica winger Goncalo Guedes is reportedly attracting interest from a lot of top clubs including ourselves.
The winger is rated as one of Portugal’s most promising youngsters and his performances for Benfica this season have shown he is a player with a big future ahead of him.
It is normal that big clubs will circle around players with such huge potentials and it is not surprising that Gudes is attracting a lot of interests.
Over the years, we have taken special interest in scouting some of Europe’s best talents and according to Portuguese newspaper A’Bola via Football Talk, Wenger is interested in bringing Guedes to the Emirates.
The report suggests Manchester United are leading the race to sign the 19 year old having watched him in action this season but Wenger plans to beat the Old Trafford club to his services.
It was claimed that Wenger will hold talks with Benfica’s president Luis Filepe Vieira over a possible deal. The player has a £52m release clause in his contract and Wenger would try to convince the Benfica chief into selling the winger for less than his release clause.
But the Portuguese club might want to take advantage of the huge money in the Premier League by insisting the player’s release clause must be activated and it is unlikely Wenger would do so. Therefore, we don’t expect the winger to move to the Emirates anytime soon unless his club is prepared to sell him for less than his clause.
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