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Arsenal receive transfer boost in their quest to sign Brazilian wonderkid

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According to Football Transfers, Arsenal receive a boost in their pursuit of Santos striker, Marcos Leonardo. This boost comes in the form of the relegation of his current club, Santos.

Santos’ downfall was sealed on Wednesday with a 2-1 home loss to Fortaleza. This loss was their third consecutive defeat, and saw them drop down to the 17th place on the table. This was certainly an unprecedented event in the illustrious history of Santos.

Santos is the club with the most goals in history of football. It is also the second most successful club of Brazil with nine domestic titles.

One’s misery may be an opportunity for someone else

For Arsenal, Santos’ relegation presents a great opportunity to pursue Marcos Leonardo. The Gunners have reportedly identified him as a priority for the upcoming January transfer window.

Mikel Arteta is aiming to bolster his attacking options in January. He plans on pairing the young striker with a more seasoned striker to enhance Arsenal’s offensive capabilities. The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League standings, and the consensus within the club is that additional firepower could secure their position at the top.

Football Transfers claims that Arsenal are keen on Leanardo and their chances of signing him have been handed a major boost following Santos’ relegation. The 20-year-old could cost around £20m, but Arsenal face competition from the likes of Real MadridWest Ham, and Newcastle.

Marcos Leonardo – The bright spark for Santos

At just 20 years old, Leonardo is rapidly emerging as the latest sensation from Brazilian football. He has showcased his prowess as a forward by notching an impressive 42 goals in the last two seasons for his club. Despite Santos’ overall dismal performance, the young talent stood out as their shining light, contributing significantly with 21 goals in 49 matches. Unfortunately, Leonardo couldn’t prevent Santos from relegation, opening the door for a potential move to Arsenal.

Bringing in a promising talent like Leonardo could inject more goal threat into Arsenal’s rank. Such a move could prove pivotal in strengthening their title race prospects in the second half of the season.

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