Sporting make a U-turn when Arsenal are forced to cough over the star forward

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Sporting CP will forget its financial pressures and aim to sell Arsenal target Tiago Tomas for the highest possible price, according to a report.

Previous speculation has claimed that the Gunners are interested in landing the 18-year-old forward.

In fact, Arsenal bosses reportedly see similarities between the teenager and Cristiano Ronaldo. But, unlike Ronaldo, they want to make sure they don’t miss out on the latest Portuguese talents.

Tomas signed a new contract with Sporting in the summer, which contains a £ 52 million release clause.

Nevertheless, Sun. reported that financial pressures could force Sporting to sell for around £ 20 million.

According to Or Jogo (via Sports witness), however, Sporting has changed their mind.

Instead, club bosses insist that “good sales” are “critical” to their finances.

As such, their new ‘strategy’ will be to make as much money as they can so that Thomas will let him go.

In any case, Sporting has not refused to sell the forward. In fact, your financial situation justifies a sale in itself, so Arsenal you will retain confidence.

However, Tomas’ final rate will likely correlate with Sporting’s final league ranking in the Portuguese top flight, as described by club boss Ruben Amorim.

Crucial Champions League for Tomas, Sporting

The manager said A Ball: “Nobody knew him and this coaching staff was betting on him. What Tiago Paulinho gives us he cannot give.

“And that’s the good thing about having on the squad. We are training to keep the team, with Tabata, Tiago Tomás …

“So it changes a lot from one moment to another, but the idea is to make a team for many years.

“Entering the Champions League will give us the ability to host all the youth, which without the Champions League we cannot.”

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