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Arsenal eyeing move for Sporting CP talented defender Goncalo Inacio

Arsenal are gearing up to make a formal offer for Goncalo Inacio, the talented defender currently on the roster of Sporting CP. As of now, Inacio is under contract with Sporting, and that agreement extends until the summer of 2027.

Inacio boasts an impressive track record, having participated in 143 matches for Sporting CP. During these appearances, he showcased his versatility by notching up 14 goals and contributing 8 assists to his team’s overall performance.

On the international stage, Inacio proudly represented Portugal in 5 matches, where he made a significant impact by scoring 2 goals.

Goncalo Inacio
Goncalo Inacio

According to reports from A Bola, Arsenal has outlined strategic plans to initiate a bid for the 22-year-old defensive powerhouse. It is worth noting that Inacio played a pivotal role in thwarting Arsenal’s progress in the Europa League during the previous season, making his potential move to the London-based club all the more intriguing.

Sporting CP values the Portugal international highly and has pegged his market worth in the ballpark of €60 million. This price tag reflects the club’s recognition of Inacio’s skill set, experience, and future potential.

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As Arsenal contemplates the acquisition, they are likely considering the player’s recent performances and the impact he could bring to their defensive lineup.

Inacio’s prowess in both domestic and international competitions has undoubtedly caught the attention of Arsenal’s decision-makers.


The impending bid signifies the club’s determination to strengthen its defensive capabilities and secure the services of a promising talent like Goncalo Inacio, who could play a pivotal role in their future campaigns.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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