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Arsenal are interested in signing Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, according to the player’s agent.
Kessie, 19, is currently in fine form for Atalanta and a number of top clubs have been attracted by his performances. The 19 year old who plays as a central midfielder has impressed with his style of play and is being likened to Manchester city’s Yaya Toure.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal sent scouts to watch the midfielder in Atalanta’s recent game against Palermo.
The player’s agent has now confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing the youngster. The agent also claimed the Gunners will have to fight off competition from other top clubs to sign his client.
“They [Arsenal] were here in Italy to watch him”, Kessie’s agent said as quoted by the Daily Star.
“Arsenal are a good team but there are a lot of teams interested in him so they’re not the only possible destination.”
The report claims Manchester United, Juventus and Chelsea are also monitoring the midfielder.
Kessie is being tipped by fans in Ivory Coast to develop into a world class midfielder like Yaya Toure and big clubs will be keen to sign him as early as possible. He has already scored four league goals for Atalanta in just three games and should he continue his impressive performances, he could find himself at a bigger club in no distant-time.
Arsenal have now made signing talented young players its priority and we wouldn’t be surprised if the club makes a concrete offer for Kessie in the nearest future.
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