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Liverpool look towards Arsenal target after Fekir deal collapses

Liverpool has reignited their interest in Portuguese winger Gelson Martins after Lyon sensationally ended the Nabil Fekir transfer saga.

Liverpool reportedly has revived their interest in the old target Gelson Martins who could be available for free transfer following a long series of events at his Portuguese club. Various reports suggest that the Portuguese winger is also getting scouted by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

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Gelson Martins has emerged as a top target for Arsenal and Liverpool

The Portuguese outfit is in complete turmoil at present due to an ongoing spat between a number of players and club president Bruno de Carvalho. Although, Liverpool could take benefit from these situations as the English side is looking to add depth in their attack after the embarrassing end of Nabil Fekir saga.

Martins is one of four players to have filed a notice with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission on Monday that they were breaking their contracts with Sporting. Previously the Merseysiders were keen to sign the Portuguese before they convinced AS Roma to sell them Mohamed Salah for £36.9 million last summer.

Gelson Martins is a speedy and energetic winger who primarily piles his trade on right flank. Liverpool are facing a tough competition from league rivals Arsenal who are reportedly ready to bid £25 million for the winger. While Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also keeping his eyes open on £12m Xherdan Shaqiri as support for his frontline. A move for the Stoke and Switzerland forward could materialize after the World Cup.

Author’s Take:

I think, from nowhere Liverpool have a good opportunity to add rare talent to their squad. Gelson Martins would be a fantastic addition for the Reds and could become the statement after the embarrassment of the Nabil Fekir pursuit. Gelson Martins also can act as a brilliant stockpile for decisive and crucial fixtures.

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