Sporting’s manager, Jorge Jesus, has said that Joel Campbell was a player he wanted when he was manager of Benfica, but refused to be drawn further on the issue because the deal wasn’t complete.
It is now, however.
“When I was at another club [Benfica] he was already a player I wanted.
“It’s a situation, I do not know if it will happen, because I had other players who did not pass the medical examination.
“We will not speculate.”
Now, on Sunday, Sporting have confirmed the deal:
— Sporting CP (@Sporting_CP) August 21, 2016
Followed by Arsenal:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 21, 2016
As for Arsenal, they now look set to head into the final weeks of the transfer window with fewer strikers than they started it with.
I’m not sure they’re doing this right, but what do I know?