With the transfer market still very much open and lively, Arsenal still have the opportunity to fix the obvious defensive loophole that was apparent in their Premier League opener.
Most of the time, you don’t believe that Arsenal are interested in a player until they are unveiled at the Emirates you would say.
Latest reports emanating from Italy claim Roma and Torino have reached an agreement for the signature of Arsenal linked full-back Bruno Peres, and will undergo medical today.
According to Sky Italia, Roma have struck a deal with Torino that will see Peres join the club on an initial loan deal, with Torino inserting an obligatory purchase option in their agreement.
The recent injury to Arsenal Captain Per Mertesacker has left the club in a position where we are condemned to sign a centre back. However, the prospect of Mathieu Debuchy’s departure means Arsenal are also in need of a right back.
Peres, 26, joined Torino from Santos in the summer of 2014 for a fee of around 2.2million Euros and have since went on to be a regular starter for the Turin club. It is believed that Arsenal can sign him for a cut price.
The Giallorossi will pay a loan fee of €1m to Torino and another €13.5m when Peres’ move to the Stadio Olimpico will be made permanent at a later date. They will add another €1.5m in bonuses, and 20% of any transfer fee if the Brazilian is sold by Roma in the future.