Fabrizio Romano launches Arsenal transfer blow on Twitter

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Talks between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille over the potential loan signing of Nuno Tavares have stalled according to a new update from Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.

Take social mediathe Italian journalist has revealed that negotiations between the Gunners and the French giants are “not progressing” after Marseille approached Arsenal over Tavares, the Ligue 1 side keen to sign the Portuguese defender on loan for the season.

Tavares endured a mixed season with Arsenal as the 22-year-old impressed and frustrated fans with his inconsistent performances, with the Gunners now exploring the possibility of loaning the defender out for the season, with Marseille considering signing the left-back.

However, despite being in charge, talks have now stalled between Marseille and Arsenal, with new English media reports now claiming that Real Sociedad have also stepped in to bring the former Benfica talent to the Basque country. for the season.

With Arsenal reportedly close to signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, loaning out Tavares makes a lot of sense from Mikel Arteta’s perspective, with the Portuguese talent needing honing before he becomes a full-time member of the squad. of the Gunners.

Indeed, Marseille would have been perfect for Tavares given their UEFA Champions League status for next season and the incredible job the club did last year to develop William Saliba, however, Sociedad might be a more suitable option. for the Arsenal full-back.

Signing Tavares for Sociedad on loan from Marseille is perfect for his development

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Tavares’ style of play would be classed as ‘chaotic’, a club many supporters also refer to as Marseille, and it is for this reason that Sociedad would be a much more suitable loan team for Arsenal talent to join. this summer.

The La Liga side will compete in Europe in the form of the UEFA Europa League, and Tavares would play in a division where his style of play would be redefined and turned down a few notches in a period of development that could be incredibly beneficial for the defender Portuguese.

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