Having been said to be on the watch of highly-talented Portuguese forward Andre Silva, Arsenal could yet triggered the star £53m release clause with the Porto. However, he recently agreed to a new five-year deal with the Porto back in the summer.
The report is according to British tabloids that claims Arsenal have sent their scouts to watch the Portuguese star that has been tipped to be the new ‘New Cristiano Ronaldo’ due to his stylistic similarities with his compatriot.
It still remains to be seen if Arsenal could be able to triggered the £53m release clause in his deal with Porto, as the youngster has all the requirements to be an Arsenal player. He already has six goals and three assists to him this season in 11 appearances for Porto and he could always get better.
Meanwhile, our summer signing, Lucas Perez has two goals in three games for Arsenal while French forward Olivier Giroud is yet to get the mark in four appearances. This could spell an end of Giroud at the Emirates should Arsenal completes the signing of the Portuguese forward.
German’s defender Per Mertesacker is another player possible to face the exit door at the Emirates as well. However, there are reports that claimed Werder Bremen are lining-up lucrative bid for the German.