€60m release clause placed on Arsenal linked attacker Goncalo Guedes

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Arsenal will have to pay a steep price to prise Goncalo Guedes from Benfica.

Benfica sensation Goncalo Guedes has signed a new deal with the club lasting until 2021.

The 18-year-old winger has a release clause of 60 million Euros inserted into his extended contract, the club confirmed via their official Twitter account.

The Metro reported in November that Arsenal were eyeing a move for the youngster, who has been compared to three-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Guedes, 18, is yet to make his first team bow for Benfica this season in the Primeira Liga, instead being used in the cup competitions, and shining for their 'B' team, scoring seven goals and providing 12 assists.

The Portugal under-19 international is an exciting talent and a player the club have high hopes for him as shown by their commitment in offering him a long-term deal.

Benfica are making moves to tie down their best youngsters, with midfielder Bubacar Djalo signing a new deal just last month, a player who The Mirror had linked to Tottenham.

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