Arsenal are reportedly interested in defender Cedric Soares from Premier League rivals Southampton – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are pleased by the speculation.
According to the Telegraph, the Gunners are considering a move late in the January transfer window for the 28-year-old right-back.
It is understood that the Portugal international would consider a move this month, as his current deal with Southampton expires in the summer and they are looking to bring in full-back Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham.
The report explains that the Saints could listen to an offer of under £6million for Cedric given his contract situation.
Arsenal do have Hector Bellerin back to compete for his usual right-back role, while versatile ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles can fill that position too.
Cedric would be natural competition for Bellerin if he moved to the Emirates Stadium and could be snapped up by Mikel Arteta’s team for a bargain price.
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media believe that Cedric could be a smart addition to their squad and are totally behind a January swoop for him.
He’s a right-back by trade that has plenty of experience in the Premier League from his time at St Mary’s, but also has the versatility to slot in at left-back too.
Here are some Arsenal fans on Cedric:
Cedric is a baller
— … (@emzz_1_) January 28, 2020
YESSSS PLEASE!!! AMN WILL MOVE TO HIS PREFERRED POSITION IN MIDFIELD 😱 MY MAESTRO
— maestro (@emrenerez7) January 28, 2020
Brilliant player this guy.
— ✌ iGooner Eliyi Khosi ⚽ (@DlaminiEnkosi98) January 28, 2020
He’s a competent RB. This deal makes sense!
— Paulo (@ChiefOnyedika) January 28, 2020
Finally! Been sayin he’s top 10 underrated fallback in the league
— Marco Williams (@MarcoWi78678310) January 28, 2020
Go get this player. This guy got potential
— Legendary Dutchman #DB10 (@shafeeque_34) January 28, 2020
You know what… i rate that fella.. he can also fill both sides if needed.
— nosaj (@Nosaj2019) January 28, 2020
This would be a smart signing.
— salaar latif (@salaar_latif) January 28, 2020