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10 things you SHOULD know about Arsenal target Hernanes

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So Lazio playmaker Hernanes is reportedly ready to quit the Serie A club this summer and is looking to seal a move to Arsenal at the end of the season.

But who exactly is he?

Well, here are 10 things you might want to know about the 26-year-old:

1. Hernanes, who stands at 5’11’, was born in Alianca, Brazil. He is a product of the Sao Paulo academy, where he honed his talent for three years before making the grade.

2. In 2005, the Brazilian was promoted to Sao Paulo’s senior side. During this season he made 31 appearances in all competitions for the club, netting five goals along the way.

3. Hernanes was loaned out to Santo Andre for the entirety of the 2006 season. He had a fairly productive time with the lowly Brazilian outfit, scoring seven goals in 31 appearances.

4. In 2008, and back in Sao Paulo colours, Hernanes won the Premio Craque do Brasileirao Best Player award. He was also named in the Team of the Year as well.

5. In August 2010, Hernanes sealed a £11.1 million move to Lazio, where he signed a five-year deal with the Italian club.

6. In his first season as a Lazio player, the midfielder managed to make 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals in the process.

7. Hernanes is a creative playmaker, who likes to play just behind the striker. He is known for his vision, set-pieces, excellent passing range, ingenuity, as well as his neat and tidy approach to the game.

Here is a video of the Brazilian star in action:

8. Despite being almost ever-present for Lazio this season, making 29 appearances and scoring eight goals, it is believed the Brazilian international is growing frustrated at being substituted in 20 of his 26 starts.

9. According to reports, Lazio boss Edy Reja is ready to sell Hernanes for around £16 million, citing his similarity to in-form team-mate Stefano Mauri as the main reason for this.

10. Tottenham, Liverpool and Anzhi have all been linked to Hernanes, with the Brazilian snubbing a move to the Russian club as he apparently favours a move to Arsenal.

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  • true gooner says:

    Think him along with Kevin Strootman or Ganso wld b a great signing!

    In Arsene we trust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Goonerbeall says:

    Is it me or there is something unusual about this guy? Not much playing in a tinpot club like Lazio and be valued at £15m? Where does that come from? Should be valued at £5m coz any more they should be playing him to help them raise their position in the serie A me think. A mugging is what I call the pricing on that Brazilian.

  • blablabla says:

    Goonerbeall, you better shut up if you know nothing about Hernanes. I bet you never watch him play. Lazio is 3rd in serie A atm, Same as Arsenal in EPL, and their 2nd place team just kick our butt out of CL. Wilshere play 0 games this season, and his ankle seems weaker than jelly. Following your logic, Wilshere valuation is under than 5 m , RIGHT???

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