It has been reported that Arsenal received a ‘mega offer’ from a Saudi Arabian club that was interested in Gabriel Magalhaengs (25) this summer. However, it was later confirmed that he was a ‘key’ defender and that coach Mikel Arteta (41) had a strong will to hold on to him, so he flatly refused.
British media ‘Football Insider’ exclusively reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Despite the Saudi Arabian club’s strong interest in Magalhaengis during this summer transfer window, Arsenal did not want to sell him and ultimately refused negotiations.” The news was delivered.안전놀이터
In particular, it was reported that Arsenal had been offered a whopping 100 million pounds (approximately 166 billion won) as a transfer fee. This is a large amount of money, more than four times the transfer fee paid when recruiting Magalhaengis, who played for Lille OSC, in the summer of 2020. It is truly a ‘mega offer’ that can leave huge profits.
However, Arsenal classified Magalhaengis as a ‘key’ defender to the extent of signing a five-year long-term contract in October last year, and Manager Arteta also firmly trusts him, so they flatly rejected the ‘mega offer’. Furthermore, it is reported that they did not sell it because they believed that holding on to it would be helpful in the future, as it could intensify competition between defenders.
Meanwhile, Arsenal invested a huge amount of money to strengthen the squad during this summer transfer window. In fact, more than 194.2 million pounds (about 321.7 billion won) was spent in the process of recruiting Declan Rice (24), Kai Havertz (24), and Julian Timber (22).
On the other hand, there was no significant profit during the sale process. The sale of Granit Xhaka (30) and Folarin Balogun (22) to Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco, respectively, resulted in a total profit of only 47.2 million pounds (about 78.2 billion won). In addition, Nicola Pepe (28), who was brought in by paying 72 million pounds (about 119.2 billion won) in 2019, was released as a free agent in the process of sending him to Trabzonspor.