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Arsenal target Riechedly Bazoer is set to join German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, according to reports.
Last week, Ajax revealed that the talented midfielder will be leaving them in the winter transfer window and Arsenal were thought to be in the race to sign him.
Wenger has been an admirer of the young man who has been likened to former Gunner Patrick Vieira and it was thought that the boss would want to make the most of this opportunity having missed out on signing him for Arsenal three years ago.
Arsenal are now set to miss out on the player again as he is currently closing in on a move to Wolfsburg.
According to De Telegraaf via Goal, the player’s agent and brother Irchandly Bazoer, has agreed personal terms with Wolfsburg ahead of a January move.
Ajax manager Peter Bosz also confirmed the player’s transfer is in its advance stage.
“Riechedly and I had a good conversation on Saturday afternoon,” Bosz told the club’s official website.
“He reported that his transfer is in the final phase – and I also understand this from Marc [Overmars, director of football].
Bazoer would have been a good acquisition for Arsenal with the future in mind as he has the potential to develop into a great midfielder in the future. There is still enough time to hijack Wolfsburg’s bid but I doubt if Wenger will want to do that.
Arsenal currently have enough options in midfield and also have the likes of Kelechi Nwakali, Jeff-Reine Adelaide who also have a big future ahead of them so there might be no need going all out for Bazoer.
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