‘That’s Crazy’ ‘Zero Chance They’re Spending That’ Fans React As Club Slap £102M Price Tag On Arsenal Target

Benfica will not consider bids below €120m (£102m) for Arsenal target Joao Neves, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian reporter claims that the Gunners, Manchester United and Manchester City are all keeping close tabs on the 19-year-old but the expectation is that he will remain in Portugal this summer:

Fans on X believe Arsenal will not even consider a move for Neves unless his asking price comes down significantly:

Who could Arsenal target instead of Neves?

The Gunners are interested in signing a midfielder but manager Mikel Arteta needs to make a decision on where he sees Declan Rice playing.

If the club record signing is seen more as a No. 8, the club have to pursue a No.6. Alternatively, if they want Rice as the lone holder, they will need to buy someone who can play further up the pitch.

Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes and Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi are known to be on the club’s radar but neither deal is believed to be likely this summer. Alternatives, such as Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz or Valencia’s Javi Guerra, may need to be looked at.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.