Gabriel Magalhaes’ teammate leaves big clue about Arsenal target’s future destination


Gabriel Magalhaes’ Lille teammate Jose Fonte has hinted that the center-back will favor a move to Arsenal this summer. The 22-year-old looks certain to leave the French side in the coming weeks, and the Gunners are believed to have reached a £ 22million deal to sign the player.

It is also believed that the Serie A Napoli side are also on the hunt, and it looks like it will ultimately be up to Gabriel to decide where he wants to go.

And Fonte, formerly of Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham, revealed that Gabriel asked him about his experiences playing in the Premier League – which could suggest he is leaning towards north London rather than towards the Italy.

Gabriel Magalhaes seems to like Arsenal

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Talk to talkSPORT , Fonte said, “I think it’s pretty public, to be honest. The club has allowed him to speak with other clubs and he is in the process of moving.

“It’s just that he chooses which club, which is a great position. He just needs to choose where he wants to go so it’s fantastic.

“They are all good clubs so I’m very happy for him. He’s a great player. We have to understand that it is every player’s dream to play in the Premier League and he asks questions about the Premier League and the clubs in the Premier League. so i try to give the best honest opinions.

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Gabriel is also aligned by Napoli

“I hope he will make up his mind and do very well. I have no doubts about it. ”

Gabriel played an important role in Lille’s 2019/20 campaign and played for 90 minutes in all six Champions League games earlier in the season.

Mikel Arteta is known for wanting to strengthen his back line and clearly sees the Brazilian as the perfect candidate.


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