The family of Gabriel Magalhaes look desperate to secure his move to Arsenal.
The Brazilians have made no attempt to hide their preferences as the defender closes in on a move away from Lille, despite interest from each of Manchester United, Everton and Napoli.
The 22-year-old himself is said to have prioritised a move to the Emirates shortly after Lille president Gerard Lopez announced that a move away from Ligue 1 this summer is a certainty.
Each of Gabriel’s brother, sister and now father have made their own hints at a move to the Gunners, the latest of which included a well placed Instagram like from his dad Marcelo.
The Gunners are chasing the Brazilian defender, who has continued to tease his future on social media
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First of all, Gabriel’s brother Vinicius wore an Arsenal kit on his Instagram story, prompting some excited reactions from Gunners fans in the first clue at his future.
It then emerged that Gabriel’s sister Mayara had followed Arsenal’s official account on Instagram, adding to even more speculation regarding a link-up with Mikel Arteta.
Finally, Gabriel’s father Marcelo liked an Instagram post that featured his son in a mocked up Arsenal shirt, which suggests that a deal is only a matter of time.
The caption of that image read: “Arsenal have reached an agreement with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes and are close to agreeing a deal with the club.”
Gabriel’s brother Vinicius was spotted wearing an Arsenal kit on his Instagram story
Lille chief Gerard Lopez has been open about the future of the former Brazil youth international, stating last week that the player in question will leave, and that he is not short of options.
“He is one of the players that we allowed to exit the club this summer, he asked for it and wants to try something else,” he told Sky Sports.