Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adil Aouchiche with the player’s contract due to expire in the coming months – and Gunners fans have reacted on Twitter to the reported news.
Aouchiche, 17, is one of PSG’s best up-and-coming talents. He has already clocked up three senior appearances for the French champions and even found the back of the net, scoring in a 6-0 Coupe De France win over minnows Linas-Montlhery.
Versatile, the France Under-19 international can play out wide, up front, in central midfield or as a number 10. Naturally, though, he is a number 10. ESPN claim PSG are desperate to keep him, but he has so far rejected a new deal with the club.
A number of French clubs are in talks – including St. Etienne, Bordeaux and Lille – but all three have been put off by his wage demands and a huge signing-on fee. He wants £3.6million to sign, and a wage of £22,500 a week.
ESPN claim Arsenal are keen, but they are not the only English club to have been linked of late. 90Min state that if PSG do tie down Aouchiche to a new deal, then they could send the playmaker on loan to Leeds United next season.
Arsenal supporters have reacted on Twitter to reports that they could raid Thomas Tuchel’s side for the young midfielder, and many think he could be a gem for the north London side.
— louis carmon (@LouisCarmon) May 28, 2020
Aouchiche is top 3 u-17 most talented player itw
— Joe (@Goonerism_) May 28, 2020
I really hope this is true. This boy is special. Would be a fantastic deputy to Mesut this season and be able to take over next year. I think he’ll stay in France though unfortunately.
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) May 28, 2020
Free young French from psg? Yeah I'll have that COYG
— Free Riley Escobar (@AndrewAndrewdc) May 28, 2020
Looks like a young mesut hopefully we can pick him up and then when mesuts contract finishes up esr and aouchiche can fight for the #10 spot
— ⚡️HALE END SZN⚡️ (@SaucyBomboclatt) May 28, 2020
His passing is ridiculously good! Unreal vision too.
— AFC_ (@AFC_1886) May 28, 2020