Arsenal have reached an agreement with Lille over the signing of 22-year-old centre back, Gabriel Magalhães for a fee of about €30M including add-ons.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old Brazilian centre-back will fly to London on Monday to sign a five-year contract with the club.
Gabriel Magalhães to Arsenal, here we go! Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week. The deal is finally done. ⚪️🔴 #AFC #Arsenal #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 22, 2020
Gabriel has been on top of Mikel Arteta’s wishlist even before the window opened, as the Arsenal boss sees him as a long term solution to Arsenal’s defensive problems.
Arsenal were not the only club bidding of his signature, they faced competition from Napoli and mainly from Manchester United who haven’t been lucky this transfer window.