Arsenal are close to buying Sporting striker Thiago Tomas.
Last week Mikel Arteta and the director of the red and white Edu watched the match between Sporting and Benfica. They did this not only to study Benfica, their rival in the 1/16 finals of the LE, but also to observe 18-year-old Tomas.
Tiago made a big impression on the Gunners. Edu immediately contacted Sporting’s sporting director Hugu Viana and expressed interest in acquiring the young Portuguese.
After spending six years at Sporting academy, in June 2020 Tomas signed a contract with a compensation of 52 million pounds, however, due to the difficult economic situation, Lisbonians are ready to be content with about 20 million pounds in compensation.