Flamengo ace Gerson’s dad confirms Arsenal and Spurs are locked in transfer battle

first_imgTOTTENHAM and Arsenal are preparing moves to land Brazilian talent Gerson, according to the player’s father.The 22-year-old Flamengo midfielder has reignited his career in South America following a difficult stint with Roma.2 Gerson pictured in action against Liverpool in the Club World Cup FinalCredit: Getty – ContributorGerson joined the Italian club in 2016 from Fluminense but struggled badly before being shipped out to Fiorentina on loan.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsHe joined Flamengo last summer and has impressed, sparking transfer interest from the Premier League duo.Spurs looked into the possibility of landing his signature in January but were told they would have to wait until the summer.And now it appears Jose Mourinho is ready to return with a bid and offer him another crack at Europe but will face serious competition from North London rivals Arsenal.When quizzed on transfer speculation regarding his son, Marcos Santos told ESPN: “Nobody knew about Arsenal, but now that I’m telling you so everyone will know.”Everyone you hear there is true. But they only probed.”Santos added that his failure in Italy was down to being mismanaged by Roma.He said: “Returning to Brazil was the greatest decision of his career.2most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford”He stopped being loaned out to various places and is now able to play the way he’s dreamed of.”You have to be very tactically disciplined in Italy. He was very young and quite shy when he joined. Plus, they didn’t know what his best position was.”They tried him in attack but those roles were already consolidated by Mohamed Salah and Gervinho. Then he lost his place and went to Fiorentina on loan.”Ex-Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli gives grim prediction for Premier Leaguelast_img read more