Report: Arsenal interested in young Portuguese ace, scouts watching

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is taking a close look to Benfica winger and Portuguese international Goncalo Guedes, according to a report.

Portuguese media outlet O Jogo in one of their report claim that the Gunners are scouting the Benfica ace and could look to make a deal with the Portuguese club for the youngster as other top European cubs show interest in his services.

The winger has seen his stock risen after he scored the winning in Benfica’s famous Champions League victory away at Spanish giants Atletico Madrid last season.

Guedes made his international debut for Portugal in 2015, and has two senior caps to his name, putting him on the radar for a number of clubs.

The youngster made 25 appearances for Benfica last season, scoring four goals, as his club were crowned Primeira Liga champions by two points, beating rivals Sporting Lisbon to the crown.

It is not yet known what price Benfica will want for Guedes, but his current Benfica contract runs until 2021.

Wenger’s only major signing this summer to date has been Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for £30million, although Wenger is being linked with a number of attacking options as the start of the Premier League draws near.

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