The Daily Mail reports Arsenal are close in sealing a sensational deal that will help bolster Arsene Wenger team ahead of next summer.
Rico Henry 18,Walsall defender has scored twice for the League One leaders, his impressive form has made top clubs in the Premier league interested in his signature likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham.
The report also claims Arsenal are currently sitting in pole position for his signature for a young teenage star being branded as a young Ashley Cole.
“If I were to liken him to anyone it would be a young Ashley Cole and it’s up to him how far he can now go in the game,” Walsall boss Dean Smith said.
“I’ve recommended him a couple of times to the England Under-19s because, if there’s a better left-sided player in the country at 18 years of age, I’d like to see them.
“If he keeps developing and keeps his feet firmly on the ground – his parents will make sure of that – then he’ll go the right way.”
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