Arsenal have been linked with a January move for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho and the feeling of admiration is mutual.
Though Carvalho has a £35m buyout clause in his contract, reports claim that £25m could prise him from Portugal. If Arsenal could reach agreement for the player, it seems certain that Carvalho would be keen to move.
Earlier this season Carvalho said: “I am where I want to be right now, which is Sporting but if I ever leave then it’s a sign that my work here is done.
“I dream of winning the Primeira Liga here. I prefer not to say too much but there is a club with which I’ve always been fond of: Arsenal.”
The 23-year-old is very hughly rated and his strengths include his power, ball retention and intelligence. He doesn't tend to maraud forward, but if he did he may find himself in trouble as his one notable flaw is that he isn't the fastest.
Here he is in action...