Arsenal target Gabriel Magalhaes has dropped a subtle hint that he’s about to join the club during an Instagram Q&A.
The left-footed Brazilian is leaning towards signing for the Gunners despite interest from Manchester United.
A 22-year-old centre-back, he is valued at £27.1 million by his current club and Mikel Arteta is thought to be a big fan of the player.
During a recent Q&A, he was asked to touch his hat if he was signing for Arsenal by a crafty Gunners supporters.
Magalhaes duly obliged, sending the Arsenal fanbase into meltdown, with plenty now believing he is set to join the club.
An Arsenal fan on Lille defender Gabriel Magalhães’ Instagram Live tonight: “Touch your hat if you are joining Arsenal”
Gabriel Magalhães: 🤚🏽🧢
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 5, 2020
The defender played 34 times for Lille last season, with his performances catching the admiring glances of several clubs.
Arsenal need defensive reinforcements this summer, with David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi both proving unreliable during the 2019/20 campaign.
Magalhaes is also interesting Everton too and as other clubs prepare to swoop, Arsenal might need to move quickly.
Of course, this latest development could be nothing more than the Lille man enjoying a bit of a joke.
If the deal does come to fruition, however, supporters might look back on this as the moment he unofficially announced his arrival.
Of all the options for the centre-back so far, Arsenal does look like an attractive proposition.
The Gunners can offer European football and unlike some of the other potential suitors, it will be pretty much guaranteed that he will be first-choice at Arsenal.
Magalhaes could be one to watch in next season’s Premier League if Arsenal can get him over the line.