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Arsenal are leading the race to sign Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.
According to thisisfutbol.com, the Dutch midfielder will be allowed to leave Ajax in the January transfer window and Wenger is interested in offering him a place at the Emirates.
However, Arsenal are not alone in the race to sign the young midfielder as Chelsea are also interested in signing him.
Bazoer has been impressive for Ajax since he made his first team debut in 2013 and has even be likened to former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira. So it shouldn’t be surprising that two Premier League heavyweights are prepared to go head to head to sign him.
Arsenal are believed to be leading Chelsea in the race to sign the midfielder with Wenger said to be keen not to miss this opportunity after he missed out on signing the player three years ago.
Wenger have been monitoring the young midfielder for quite sometime and we are expected to firm up our interest now that his club is willing to sell. He is expected to cost us about £12.5m which isn’t on the high side considering his huge potential.
However, Arsenal currently have enough options in midfield and Wenger may have to think hard to provide space in the squad for another one. Jack Wilshere had to leave on loan in the summer due to the high competition for places and signing Bazoer will only make competition tougher.
Personally, I’d welcome the signing of Bazoer because more competition is never a bad thing. The best players have to fight for every position in the squad as that’s the only way we can continue to improve as a club.
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