Some Arsenal fans have been reacting to reports the club are looking at Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch.
Sport Bild reported earlier this week that the Gunners are one of a few Premier League teams taking an interest in the Austria international.
Newcastle United, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur are all named in the report.
Grillitsch, a central midfield player who is more defensively-minded, has made 24 appearances so far this season.
The 24-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club, where he’s been since 2017 after joining from Werder Bremen.
Grillitsch has a release clause in his contract that would mean he’d cost Premier League teams £21 million – for sides in smaller leagues, the price is £17 million.
Supposedly Arsenal have been scouting the player, and it remains to be seen if an offer will come from the north Londoners in the summer.
Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira have both been linked with exits from the club this season, and if one goes then speculation will more than likely pick up over Grillitsch.
Arsenal fans react
Some Arsenal fans were mildly intrigued by the reported interest in Grillitsch, with some joking his name sounds similar to that of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, a player who has been loosely linked with a move to the Emirates:
Thats the wrong Grealish
— Santiago is the GOAT (@XXXhaka) February 26, 2020
If we can’t buy Grealish, we go for Grillitsch.
— Martinelli Bhaiya Zindabad! (@AkkaGo) February 26, 2020
This guy is class
— IvanBa (@Ivanba213) February 26, 2020
He’s class. Very good player with a high ceiling. Strong, good technique and tackling excellent passer.
— Manbarondenna (@bacid_) February 26, 2020
He has been great since last season, his numbers speaks lengths. Would be great to see him joining Arsenal.
— 🔴 & ⚪ (@Suryavijaysingh) February 27, 2020
You’ve spelt Grealish wrong.
— Dean (@D_34N) February 26, 2020
Would love for this to come true in the summer.
— Charlie (@index_arsene) February 27, 2020