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Transfer balls: Arsenal beat Spurs and Liverpool to Brazil winger and defender Bernard

by | 24th, July 2013

TRANSFER Balls: Are Arsenal signing Bernard from Atlético Mineiro, pipping Spurs and Liverpool in the chase? After his national teammate Fred, meet Bernard. No news of Norman, Harry and Stan. But what do we know about this Bernard bloke?

July 24:

The Times:

The Brazilian club admitted last night that the winger will leave for up to £21.5 million after he tries to help them to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Olimpia in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.

Or as the Mirror reports:

Bernard, the 20 year old defender subject to interest from Arsenal this summer, seems keen to focus on winning silverware with his current club before discussing his potential move to the Emerates.

“I do not want to be rude or ignorant to anyone. I want to talk about the game. What will happen after Wednesday, I do not know,” he said.

How tall is he?

Daily Mail:

Arsenal are closing on a deal for Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard. … just under 5ft 6ins tall, is left-footed but can play across the midfield.

Winner Sports:

Standing just 5 feet 4 inches, Bernard is a very quick and skillful player on the ball. Bernard had faced setbacks in his career due his small stature as he was released twice by Atlético Mineiro’s youth system due to his short height.

Any other facts?

Arseblog:

L’Equipe are reporting that Brazilian winger, Bernard, will travel to London on Friday to complete a move to Arsenal.

Metro:

The midfielder was reported to heading to London on Friday to undergo a Gunners’ medical, but Wenger insists ‘the report isn’t true’.

Such are the facts…



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