Today’s fluff is in too deep. There’s no way out
Arsenal might have failed in their pursuit of Gelson Martins last summer, with the winger eventually deciding to join Atlético Madrid, but thankfully he has turned out to be absolutely rubbish so they could get another chance to snap him up this year. Having miserably failed to convince in Spain he is currently on loan at Monaco and once again starting to shine, and the Sun are convinced both that Atlético want to sell and that Unai Emery is “desperate to sign a winger”, which unless they have got their sums all wrong means that Arsenal will sign Martins in the summer.
In further Atlético-related news AS contains the headline revelation that Antoine Griezmann’s release clause will be reduced from an offputting €200m to a mere €120m on 1 July. The striker, they say, “seems to have decided to listen to any offer” having concluded that “Simeone’s team is not at its best and some of its key members will ask to leave”, while Marca excitedly insist that the reduced asking price “would make him one of the most sought-after players on the summer market”. His sister and agent, Maud, has however told L’Equipe that the player is in discussions only with Atlético, and that over the next few weeks she will be “travelling in another part of the world” and thus unable to negotiate any possible transfer. “It’s exhausting to constantly read new things about what my brother thinks about his future,” she sighed. “I can assure you that nothing is happening right now.”
Source: Football News
Link : Football transfer rumours: Arsenal back in for Gelson Martins?