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Arsenal want to agree deal for Porto star they’ve scouted in recent weeks

Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Porto striker Evanilson ahead of a potential approach to sign him this summer, according to Record.

The Gunners are likely to purchase a new striker ahead of next season and they have been linked with numerous players including Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres.

Record (page 16) now claim that Evanilson is on the club’s radar. Arsenal have ‘more recently’ had scouts in attendance to watch Porto games.

The Brazilian, who has registered 22 goals and six assists this season, seems to be the focus. The Gunners could have ‘possible interest’ in signing him.

Just like Gyokeres, Evanilson currently has a €100 million release clause in his contract.

Arsenal should prioritise Gyokeres deal this summer

Evanilson has had a good campaign with Porto, but the Brazilian is injury-prone.

The 24-year-old was sidelined for seven games at the start of the campaign with ankle and muscular issues. He missed numerous matches with four separate concerns last term.

Arsenal should focus on Gyokeres instead. When compared to Evanilson, the Swede has surprisingly been injury-free throughout his career.


The 25-year-old has had a better season with 51 goal contributions for Sporting. He has made only six fewer appearances than Evanilson in all competitions.

Gyokeres is also much better with the ball at his feet and creates more chances. He has won more duels than Evanilson per game and completed four times more dribbles.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com.

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