Abdoulaye Doucoure hinted at a summer transfer with a post on Twitter on Saturday morning, thanking the fans and the club for this season.
- Age: 26
- Current club: FC Porto
- Contract until: 2022
- Market value: £21.6m
We already know from the Portuguese media’s regular reports that Arsenal have spent a lot of time watching Porto play lately. For the most part, they seem to agree that Danilo is one of the key targets of their scouting trips.
The Portugal international is having a fantastic season with Porto, so you can see why he’s drawing interest from top clubs.
Danilo’s main strength is his aerial ability. He stands at around 6’2″, and uses every inch to his advantage. As a result, he’s won 70.1% of his aerial duels this season.
He’s also very comfortable on the ball, completing 86.3% of his passes for Porto. Those are two attributes the Gunners could use in a defensive midfielder.
The only drawback at the moment is that he’s struggling with a couple of injuries. In January he suffered a calf strain, then in February he had a setback keeping him out until April. Unfortunately he then ruptured his Achilles tendon.
If he can get fit and stay fit, Arsenal’s scouts have seen enough of him by now to know whether he’s worth a bid this summer.