Arsenal legend vows to talk to Edu about signing the England star | american football

Edu was promoted to sporting director of Arsenal last month (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has promised to talk to Edu about signing one of England’s best players.

Silva, who won the Premier League and two FA Cups during his six-year spell with the Emirates from 2002 to 2008, knows Arsenal sporting director Edu was fine with both men playing for Brazil and the Gunners during their respective careers.

Silva watched England’s dominant 3-0 victory over Senegal at the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday and impressed with one player in particular as the Three Lions set up a quarter-final showdown against world champions France.

That player was 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, who put in another fantastic performance and provided an assist.

Already regarded as one of the best players in the world, Bellingham has been charmed by a big-money move in the upcoming summer transfer window, with many top European clubs interested in signing him.

Silva is hoping he will choose North London as the 46-year-old tweeted a cryptic message on Sunday, reading: “Jude Bellingham reminds me of someone #ENGvsSEN #WorldCup2022 #WhatAPlayer.”

He then responded to an Arsenal fan asking him to ‘have a word with Edu’ and replied with a thumbs up emoji and an ‘OK’ hand gesture emoji.

Former Chelsea left-back Scott Minto supported Arsenal to sign Bellingham last month.

“In terms of Jude Bellingham, do I think he’s going to the Premier League? Absolutely,” Minto told Ladbrokes.

“I mean, until the start of this season everyone said he’s the Liverpool player because they were tied with Manchester City.

But I’m still wondering if they’re going to make the top four, and if they’re out of the Champions League I’m not so sure he’d like to go there.

‘I’m not sure what his contract looks like, but there’s no doubt he’ll play in the Premier League… absolutely no doubt; he is good enough to play a key role for the very best teams in the world.

“The very best team for me is Manchester City, but the way Arsenal are playing at the moment…

“If they can finish in the top four, or even better, second, or even win the title, then suddenly they become as attractive a proposition as City.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Arsenal play in the Champions League next season.

“When you look at what that team is doing under Mikel Arteta, and they should strengthen when they play on the biggest stage in Europe, why couldn’t they get Bellingham?”

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