Arsenal accepts Lazio's offer for Nuno Tavares

The Portuguese left-back will be loaned to the Italian club with an obligation to buy.

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Arsenal accepted an offer from Lazio this Wednesday for the signing of Nuno Tavares, the Portuguese left-back, who will be loaned to the Italian club with an obligation to buy for between seven and eight million euros.

The information comes from journalist Fabrizio Romano, who notes that the Gunners will secure a percentage of any future sale of the 24-year-old Portuguese U21 international, who is now negotiating personal terms with the seventh-placed team from the last Serie A season.

Nuno Tavares, who was trained at Benfica, joined Arsenal in 2021. Since his arrival at the North London club, he has had limited opportunities to establish himself in the first team, leading to loan spells to gain more playing time and experience.

In the 2022/23 season, Tavares was loaned to French club Marseille, where he showcased his potential and versatility as a left-back. His performances in Ligue 1 drew attention, demonstrating his ability to contribute both defensively and offensively.

For the 2023/24 season, Tavares was loaned to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, where he was coached by his compatriot Nuno Espírito Santo. During his time at Forest, he made 12 appearances, contributing to the team's efforts to maintain their top-flight status.

Arsenal's decision to loan Tavares to Lazio with an obligation to buy reflects their strategic approach to managing player assets and ensuring that young talents have the opportunity to develop in competitive environments. Lazio, on the other hand, sees Tavares as a valuable addition to strengthen their defensive options as they aim to improve their standings in Serie A.

The move to Lazio represents a new chapter for Nuno Tavares, providing him with the chance to play in one of Europe's top leagues and continue his development at a club with a rich history. Fans of both Arsenal and Lazio will be watching closely to see how the young left-back adapts to his new surroundings and contributes to his new team.

Updated: 02:37, 10 Jul 2024

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