Football.London reports that interest in future Arsenal academy midfielder Luigi Gaspar is high, and the son of the club’s technical director Edu has several offers from England as he hopes to stay in the country .
Gaspar is under contract at Arsenal until the end of this month but he has already confirmed his intention to leave after that.
“Thank you Arsenal, it’s never easy to say goodbye, a club I’ve watched and admired since day one of my life, my life started here, I was born in North London,” said Luigi Gaspar in May.
“I wanted to thank everyone who was with me in these last 3 seasons that I have been here, there have been beautiful moments but also not so easy moments, sometimes things in football do not go the way we do. imagined, but that’s where you get thick skin to prepare you for any situation.
“I cried, laughed, made friends and built a family here… Eternally grateful for this club which opened doors for me here in Europe. I arrived here as a boy, leaving Brazil with the fear of taking on new challenges, and I am leaving today as a man ready for whatever is to come!
“My decision to leave was not an easy choice, but as I said in football, sometimes things don’t go the way we want, I think now is the time to take on new challenges, to go to a new house.
“I leave this letter here as a thank you to all the players, coaches and staff of the club! Thank you for everything you have done for me over the past few years!
Sadly, the story of the teenager’s spell with Arsenal has been undermined by injuries.
After playing for the U16s in his debut campaign at Arsenal, Gaspar has spent the vast majority of 2020/21 absent. He then missed the start of the current season to further disrupt his progress.
Diving in and out of the squad from October to March, the youngster then suffered yet another setback and hasn’t been involved in any games since being substituted at half-time on March 12 until the end of the season .
There’s an argument to be made that inconsistent playing time doesn’t help a player recover from injuries, so maybe Gaspar thinks his departure will help him find that consistency.
Now that he is 18, he should have played in the Under-23s full-time next season for Arsenal, in an already stacked midfield.
It’s probably better if Gaspar goes somewhere where he can play regularly.