In and out of season, the scouts of Arsenal are saddled with the responsibility of unearthing talents for the club.
Goncalo Guedes found the net twice as Arsenal scouts watched the player from the stands.
The goals were timely but this is not the first time that Arsenal have scouted the Portuguese player. The club were reported to have held a meeting about him back in the summer.
This report from the London Evening Standard claims that Arsenal’s interest is ‘tentative’ at the minute, but that would’t seem to tie in with how this story has tracked over the past six months.
His release fee stands at a whopping £52m which is quite something for a player yet to gain a full international cap and who has only managed two goals (and three assists) in 15 league appearances this season.
It would also seem to be a price that would put Arsene Wenger off significantly, although the state of finances in Portugal means that a substantial offer over the £25m which has already been rejected, but below the £52m release clause, could be successful