Gabriel Magalhaes was ‘convinced to join Arsenal after fans bombarded him with social media messages’ as the Gunners prepared to confirm the £ 27million deal for the center-back
- Gabriel Magalhaes set to seal £ 27million move to Arsenal
- His agent recently revealed he turned down more lucrative offers elsewhere
- The Brazilian was closely linked with Manchester United and Napoli
- Gabriel was allegedly persuaded to join Arsenal by club supporters
The flow of pleadings from Arsenal fans on social media has intriguingly helped Gabriel Magalhaes make a decision on his future, according to reports.
The Brazilian center-back is set to seal a £ 27million transfer to Arsenal from Lille as Mikel Arteta continues to plan his future in the Emirates.
And according to the Telegraph, Arteta has a bit to thank Arsenal fans for getting the deal done amid strong interest elsewhere.
Arsenal are set to win the £ 27million signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille
Arsenal fans bombarded Gabriel on social media, urging him to join their club this summer
Fan bombardment on social media reportedly played a key role in helping him decide
The report claims the illustrious history of the north London side drew Gabriel in, but in an intriguing twist, the 22-year-old is believed to have been persuaded to join by fans of the club as well.
As teams vied for his signing, including Manchester United and Napoli as well, he had been bombarded with messages from Arsenal fans on social media urging him to join the club – which allegedly helped him make his decision by feeling wanted.
After winning the race for his signature, the Brazil agent recently revealed that he turned down “more lucrative offers” from elsewhere in order to join the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side have rejected Manchester United and Napoli’s interest in signing
Journalist Freddie Paxton posted quotes from Miranda on Twitter: “Arsenal was far from the best proposition [money wise].
“Gabriel chose them rather than more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project. It is 100% thanks to Edu Gaspar and Arteta.
His imminent arrival has been met with a lot of enthusiasm from Arsenal fans as they look set to wrap up another exciting center-back for the future.
Gabriel will join William Saliba in the Emirates and there are high hopes the duo can lead Arsenal’s backline in the future.
Arsenal set to have two exciting prospects at center-back Gabriel and William Saliba