Gabriel Paulista’s switch to the Emirates is allegedly all but sealed, with a work permit the only thing standing between the Brazilian and a Premier League move.
Top Spanish journalist Guillem Balague is the man in the know when it comes to transfers to and from La Liga, and he is confident that the deal will be completed soon. He took to Twitter to discuss the transfer, and revealed that the Villarreal defender’s work permit is “practically sorted”.
More detail re. Gabriel. A more accurate rate exchange, he cost £14.1. Work permit practically sorted. Campbell €1m loan (Moyes wanted him)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 24, 2015
It seems unlikely that Arsene Wenger would talk so openly about the transfer if he wasn’t confident of securing a work permit for the 24-year-old.