€30m bid accepted: Gelson Martins is a Gunner

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Via SportWitness comes news from Portugal that Arsenal have made a second offer for winger Gelson Martins.

In typical Gunners style though, the second offer is the same as the first one we made which was promptly rejected by Sporting Lisbon.

Their president, Bruno de Carvalho, turned down an initial bid of €30m, believing it to be insufficient for the 23 year old who scored 13 goals and made 13 assists for the Portuguese side last season.

A second offer of €30m was hardly likely to change his mind, but A Bola say that the player is keen on a move to North London and that may be part of the reason why we’re trying to play a bit of hardball.

Our reported interest in a winger is certainly quite interesting, and with a new negotiating team in charge of our transfer business this summer, we’ll see how efficient they are over the coming weeks and months.

Martins is part of the Portugal squad who kick off their World Cup on Friday with a very tasty fixture against Spain.


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