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Tottenham set to go head to head with Arsenal for 22-year-old Brazilian with £60m release clause

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Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal set to battle it out for Flamengo star Gerson

According to Yahoo Sports (h/t Daily Mail), Tottenham Hotspur are set to go head to head against arch-rivals Arsenal for Flamengo midfielder Gerson.

Spurs’ interest was confirmed by the player’s father. He admitted that his son had also garnered interest from German giants Borussia Dortmund. However, the major threat is likely to come from our derby rivals Arsenal. (h/t Daily Mail)

The Gunners’ Head of Football Raul Sanllehi is a keen admirer. He had earlier attempted to sign the player while at Barcelona. The player had agreed on a deal to move to the Nou Camp before Roma swooped in to snare him. (h/t Daily Mail)

Gerson is a target for both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
Gerson has impressed during his time at Flamengo

Gerson spent three years in Italy before moving back to his home country with Flamengo. A central midfielder who is also capable of playing an attacking role, the 22-year-old played a crucial role in his first season back in Brazil.

He would score two goals and four assists in 37 appearances as Flamengo won both the Serie A and the Copa Libertadores. They fell one short of a famous treble as Liverpool defeated them 1-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final in December.

Tanguy Ndombele
Tanguy Ndombele has failed to impress at Tottenham

His athleticism and versatility will add mobility to the Spurs midfield that has seemed far too static at times. Tanguy Ndombele has failed to impress while Moussa Sissoko is not getting any younger. Adding Gerson will bringing dynamism to the midfield.

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The midfielder has a release clause of £60m which could prove problematic in the given financial landscape.

Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier League. With a number of stars set to return from injury, the Lilywhites could be set to make a final assault on the top four.

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