Arsenal ask for loan with €60m purchase option amid Real Madrid interest

Arsenal are actively pursuing a move to sign Goncalo Inacio from Sporting Club de Portugal, proposing an innovative loan deal with a substantial purchase clause.
Arsenal are reportedly looking to secure the services of Goncalo Inacio from Sporting Club de Portugal, planning a loan deal with a significant purchase clause.
This strategy, according to Ataque, a supplement of Jornal de Notícias, is designed to position Arsenal ahead of other clubs vying for the highly-rated defender.

The Gunners reportedly have devised a ‘well-defined plan’ to sign Inacio in the January transfer market.

Sporting are open to letting the defender leave but only for €60m, the amount stipulated in his release clause. Arsenal‘s proposal involves a loan agreement until the season’s end, followed by a mandatory purchase option to cover the difference, effectively meeting the release clause value.
This type of transaction is not unfamiliar to Sporting, who last year agreed to a similar deal with Tottenham for Pedro Porro. Tottenham paid €5m for a season-long loan, which included a mandatory purchase clause of €40m.

While it remains uncertain if Sporting will agree to a similar arrangement for Inacio,
Arsenal are eager to advance their ‘well defined’ proposal swiftly. The urgency stems from the interest of other prominent clubs in the defender, including Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, all of whom are closely monitoring Inacio’s situation.

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