Loans with an option to buy usually indicate the end of a player’s career at the parent club, so if there is no item listed, it means that he still has a future.
There is no doubt that Nuno Tavares was a bit of a gambler from Arsenal as he had yet to establish himself as a key player with Benfica prior to the move, while his first year with Arsenal was up and down to say the least.
His versatility and speed could come in handy if he continues to develop, but Kieran Tierney is the undisputed number one left-back and the Portuguese defender needs to go on loan to play regularly.
Atalanta may be the ideal destination because the Italians have a strong history of developing players and they play attractive attacking football, while Gianluca Di Marzio It is reported that a deal is approaching to Italy, but it will only be a loan with no purchase option at this point.
Arsenal’s ideal situation would see Tavares improve to the point of selling him for a profit or even returning to establish himself as a player in Mikel Arteta’s plans, but his temporary exit appears to be only a matter of time.