According to Saturdays Sun newspaper Arsenal has made a £28.5 million bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho after having tracked the 23-year-old for the past two years.
His style of play is similar to that of Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, providing Sporting with a rock in the centre of the park that they can rely on to break up the opponents attack, and get his own team moving forward.
Should this news be true and that the Gunners also manage to sign Jackson Martinez along with Petr Cech they will be setting themselves up for a good run at the Premiership title.
Carvalho has always been destined for stardom after having made his senior debut for Sporting Lisbon when he was just 18 following various loan spells away from the club.
He has now become a pivotal player for one of Portugal’s top teams and has attracted the attention of national team coach Paulo Bento.”He’s a very bright kid and tactically he’s very competent,” said Bento, who played William at last summer’s FIFA World Cup. “Besides that, he’s also gifted technically.” So, maturity, intelligence and experience of playing at the highest level …