Fabio Vieira is expected to join Arsenal this summer in one of the most left-field signings of the campaign so far.
Indeed, without a hint of speculation or rumour, this week emerged that a deal for the midfielder would be concluded, and now, it appears like his arrival is imminent.
Arsenal reportedly managed to keep this one quiet, and according to Goal reporter Charles Watts, some members of the club have found it funny how they have managed to keep this one under the radar.
Whats been said?
Watts spoke about Arsenal''s view on this secretive offer.
This is just because these days, players are struggling to get out of the blue, and Arsenal have managed to keep things under wraps and fair play to them. I was talking to someone at the club today, and they were laughing about how they were discussing about keeping everything under the radar until it was completed, according to Watts.
These days, as Watts says, you don''t have to pay for transfers like this.
Usually, interest is leaked months in advance, and then every phase of the transaction is reported on, from enquiries, to bids, to medicals.
Arsenal have made everything possible without having anyone catch the wind, and that''s very encouraging.
While it''s easy to get caught up in all of the transfer speculation, Arsenal now know that the club can pull a surprise signing from nowhere at any given moment, and that makes the Gunners even more interesting to follow.