Arsenal left-back Nuno Tavares reportedly has doubts about a move to French club Olympique Marseille after he was identified as the priority signing for the French side.
According to the French magazine L’Equipe, as quoted by Get French football newsThe 22-year-old was due to join Marseille on a loan deal with another option to buy. However, Arsenal delayed the measure and took the Portuguese defender on to the pre-season tour of the United States.
The report goes on to say that Tavares also has doubts about joining the French club, leaving Marseille’s top management to start looking at other potential deals.
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However, with employers close to signing Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, Tavares’ place in the Gunners squad is under threat.
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The Portuguese left-back was initially hired as injury caller Kieran Tierney, but the Scotland international’s ongoing injuries meant Tavares had plenty of match time.
However, a poor performance put the young player behind, draining his confidence and dropping his level further.
It is not yet clear whether the young man doubts moving away from the Emirates or moving to France. Perhaps he would be more interested if another team came up in the Premier League.