Arsenal are reportedly keen on Olympiacos star Daniel Podence.
Arsenal spent big on one winger over the summer by signing Nicolas Pepe, but they could still look to land another when the January transfer window opens.
The Gunners have used young talents like Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson this season, but with Henrikh Mkhitaryan farmed off to Roma, another wide man may be wanted.
If Arsenal do go for another winger, it certainly won’t be for anywhere near the price paid for Pepe, and one target appears to be emerging over in Greece.
Sportime report that Arsenal have been looking at Olympiacos winger Daniel Podence, having seen him torment Tottenham Hotspur in a recent Champions League clash.
Podence hit eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season having joined after ripping up his Sporting contract, and he’s currently on two goals and one assist this term.
The Portuguese attacker, who stands at just 5ft 4in tall, has bags of pace and showed that he can cause problems for Premier League players with that superb display against Spurs.
Olympiacos would allegedly want £21.5million for Podence, and with another mystery English club believed to be keen, there could be a real battle on for Podence’s signature in 2020.
Now, Arsenal fans are reacting on Twitter to the rumour, and some believe that Podence is like former Chelsea star Eden Hazard, urging the club to do a deal for such an ‘elite’ and ‘incredible’ talent.
Others aren’t so convinced, believing that he isn’t Arsenal quality and the likes of Saka and Nelson should be trusted rather than bringing in another attacker ahead of them.
Nah I’m sold, sign him up. He’s Hazard part 2.— EG. (@EliteGunner) October 16, 2019
Efficient player but i dont see us getting him unless we do a trossard with him— Harry (@RunReissRun) October 16, 2019
But he is not arsenal qjality— Invincibles49 (Different Knock FC) (@BadboysLacaAuba) October 16, 2019
Podence would be an elite signing. He completely destroyed Spurs in the CL https://t.co/hXuhA9Yxac— 1 (@ein_afc) October 16, 2019
Built like Hazard. Bring him in— Arselove (@7dovesoflove) October 16, 2019
Don’t need another winger. Need a young RB— joseph the blind man (@rodrigo48559712) October 16, 2019
We need another winger….he plays like Eden Hazard….get dis baller @Arsenal— ZEUS OF ARSENAL (@mc002capua) October 16, 2019
Rather have our academy players play than theses average players linked to us— RedArmy (@nischal_15) October 16, 2019