Arsenal have sign a 22-year-old defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Victor Osimhen‘s former club Lille for 26m euros (£23.14m).

The Brazilian center-back who made 34 appearances in all competitions last season as Les Dogues finished fourth in Ligue 1.

Gabriel has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Everton, and Serie A club Napoli before joining Arsenal.

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Gunners confirmed the signing on the club website and social media on a long-term contract.

Gabriel is the second player to join Arsenal from Lille in the past 12 months, following Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe’s move to the Emirates for a club-record £72m last summer.

Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares made their loan moves permanent from Flamengo and Southampton respectively earlier this summer.

 

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