Arsenal are believed to be keeping a close eye on the South American duo, Alexis Duarte of Cerro Porteno and Julio Inchizo of Libertad. football. London.
Gunners ‘Edu’ manager appears to be continuing his aggressive career in South America in his search for undiscovered talent to bring to the Emirates, starting with central defender and midfielder.
According to South American news outlets, KronicaEverton Goshikin, Arsenal’s scout, was present for the top-flight match in the Paraguayan League between Cerro Porteno and Libertad, playing in central defence, Alexis Duarte, of Cerro Porteno and striker Julio Enchizo of Libertad. The duo is believed to be costing Arsenal a combined fee of around £10.6m according to reports.
Inciso, the 18-year-old Libertad striker, already has 10 goals and assists to his name this season, in just 10 matches, and has also played five matches for the Paraguay national team after making a full leap from under. -16 sec.
On the other end of the field, Alexis Duarte has helped his side keep seven clean sheets in their last 11 games, including a 4-0 defeat to Enchizo Libertad at the weekend – the one in which Arsenal’s scouts were in attendance.
It remains to be seen if the two talents are at a level that can be considered beginners in the Emirates, however, the players’ attitudes are key. Arsenal could have a huge hole in the top end of the field this summer, and with Lacazette and Nketiah both close to the exit door, Enciso could play more of a key role than many might expect if Arsenal seal the deal. Defensive reinforcements will also be key to Arteta, and Duarte’s prowess may provide exactly what they’re looking for – mostly midfield, but comfortable running into the right-back area when needed.