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Arsenal's need for a new defensive midfielder has seen them linked with a number of new recruits this summer, with William Carvalho's name popping up more than most.
The 22-year-old, who currently plays for Sporting Lisbon, comes very highly rated. In February, the Sky Sports Scout said of the player:
The one thing that immediately impresses with Carvalho is his maturity, and his calmness—very rarely is he panicked on the ball, but he also has the ability to release the ball quickly.
A good defensive midfielder is worth his weight in gold and there is little doubt Carvalho is a real find for Sporting.
The Portugal international's price may have put off interested suitors in the past, with several reports suggesting that Marco Silva's side were demanding upwards of £35 million for the player, as reported by Marc Williams in The Independent.
With just 35 appearances clocked up for the Primeira Liga side, that translates to £1 million a game for Sporting's academy product.
However, the latest rumours indicate that the asking price could now be significantly cheaper, with Jamie Anderson claiming in the Express that a fee could now be set as low as £24 million.
Manchester United have also been linked with the Angola-born player, as written by Ben Jefferson in the Express.
However, we predict that Carvalho will be at the Emirates by September 1.