It looks like Joel Campbell will join Sporting on loan for the duration of the 2016-17 season, with various local media outlets saying the player is in Lisbon right now to undergo a medical.
The Costa Rican forward was one of the bright spots last season, however he never seemed to fully convince Arsene Wenger.
The Arsenal manager’s decision to let him go when we’re still actively looking for a striker tells you pretty much everything you need about where he stands in Wenger’s pecking order.
And it might tell us something about a potential arrival to fill that gap but it seems most likely that Wenger has decided to get rid of Campbell to make room for Serge Gnabry on his return from the Rio Olympics.
He’ll join up with his international teammate Brian Ruiz at the Lisbon giants who were just pipped to the title last year by rivals Benfica.
He’ll have Champions League football as well, and good luck to him out there. He deserves a good run.