Arsenal Closing in on signing orthodox central midfielder wanted by spurs

Follow ooh to be a Gooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal news, match analysistransfer news, injury newsteam news and rumours from reliable sources around the World.

Tottenham will face competition from Arsenal in the race to land Napoli star Amadou Diawara in this summer, as reported by the Italian media outlet Rai Sports.

Corriere dello Sport suggested two days ago that Mauricio Pochettino has recognized the 20-year-old as the perfect addition to his team, as he wants to inject some youth into his midfield lines.

Rai Sports suggest that that Spurs will face strong competition from the North Londoners in their bid to sign Diawara, though.

The 20-year-old is an orthodox central midfielder by trade, with an excellent engine, and he maintains the kind of qualities and potential that could make him the ideal long-term replacement for Mousa Dembele at Spurs.

Pochettino has become well-renowned for signing young footballers with plenty of talent and moulding them into the type of footballer he wants to perform for his side.

The Gunners, meanwhile, have a wealth of options in central midfield, although, with Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey’s fates at the Emirates far from certain, it would be no wonder to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his midfield ranks.

The player is rated at £16m, according to Transfer Markt, and that would represent great value in today’s ludicrously inflated market.

Follow oohtobeagooner on Facebook and Twitter for more latest Arsenal transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours.

Loading...