If Arsenal Want Their Man, It Will Now Cost £35million

  • William Carvalho has long been linked with a move to Arsenal
  • The Sporting Lisbon midfielder this week has signed a new deal with the club
  • Wenger had reportedly considered a move for the Portugal international in January 

Source: Portugal Football
Source: Portugal Football

There are three certainties in life: going to a pretentious burger joint and paying extra for fries will never be acceptable, Squirtle will forever be the ultimate starter Pokemon and Arsenal will always be linked with William Carvalho.

If Arsene Wenger is genuinely interested in acquiring the services of the defensive-midfielder remains to be seen, but if Le Professeur doesn’t fancy waiting around and lucking out on another Francis Coquelin, he will now have to shell out £35million.

The 23-year-old has extended his contract with Lisbon, and that has seen the release fee clause jump from £29million to £35million, meaning Carvalho now costs £35million more than Arsene Wenger was hoping to spend on obtaining his signature.


The incessant Carvalho links are starting to feel like the continual transfer rumours linking Arsenal with moves for the ‘Tunisian Cafu’ Hatem Trabelsi and Sebastian Frey.

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Best bit about the blatant lie in the Daily Mail from 2004 is the line about Almunia at the end. How’d that “boost” go, fellas?