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Report: Liverpool 'set their sights' on Gabriel Martinelli from Arsenal

According to reports from Football Insider, Liverpool have ‘set their sights’ on signing Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Martinelli, 18, is one of the Gunners’ hottest prospects following an impressive inaugural campaign in English football.

The European champions have already begun their preparation plans for next season and Martinelli fits the mould of player they would like to explore as a possibility for 2020/21.

It is claimed in the report that Michael Edwards is ‘on the trail’ of Martinelli who joined Arsenal last season for a fee of £6m.

Liverpool will reportedly be ‘keeping tabs’ on the teenager for the remainder of the campaign.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: (R) Gabriel Martinelli celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal with (L) Nicolas Pepe during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

If the reports are to be believed then it would mark a huge statement of intent from Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

The Arsenal striker has been a shining light in what has been a pretty grim season for Mikel Arteta’s team. The Brazilian youngster already has 10 goals this season – including a stunning solo effort against Chelsea on Tuesday.

Martinelli is a player that made a serious impression on his previous visit to Merseyside after firing an impressive brace in the 5-5 Carabao Cup thriller back in October.

He is a tenacious and versatile forward who can also operate on the wing.  Martinelli has drawn comparisons to fellow South American strikers Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero due to his low centre of gravity and his streetwise style of play.

 

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