Arsenal could reportedly sign Portuguese winger Gelson Martins for free just weeks after bidding €30 million for the player (via The Telegraph).
The stories coming out of Portuguese side Sporting CP will go down in football history.
After a group of fans attacked players and staff last month, several key stars have since rescinded their contracts at the club and are now free agents.
Portugal international stars William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes have all rescinded their contracts, as has Dutch striker Das Bost.
Martins is a winger who scored 13 goals in 52 appearances for the Portuguese side last season.
The player was already a reported target for the Gunners and was the subject of two separate €30 million bids form the club earlier in the summer.
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It’s a fascinating story and one which will surely develop further in the coming weeks. The four players will surely attract interest from across Europe with Gelson Martins attracting more than any other. Let’s hope Arsenal can move swiftly to take advantage of this unusual situation.