Arsenal tried to sign Real Madrid highly-rated forward

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Arsenal reportedly contacted La Liga giants Real Madrid during in the summer to enquire about the availability of Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior.

The 19-year-old has managed to found back of the net seven times and provided 13 assists in 36 games for the Los Blancos during the 2018-19 season following his arrival from Flamengo.

According to UOL, the Gunners newly-appointed technical director Edu spoke with the Royals to determine whether the teenager might be available in the summer.

Indeed, much of Brazilian forwards football last campaign came on the left – a position that the Los Blancos strengthened during the summer with the securing the services of Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

However, the report suggested that Zinedine Zidane’s side insisted that the Brazilian was not for sale at any price having impressed since his transfer from Flamengo.

The South American starlet, who was also rumoured with Paris Saint-Germain as a potential makeweight in the Neymar deal, has featured in all three of the Los Blancos games at the start of the 2019-20 La Liga season. However, it has been caused due to Eden Hazard’s injury and after the international break, it seems that Brazilian will sit on the bench.

Arsenal ended summer transfer window by signing Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli.