Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing AZ Alkmaar striker, Myron Boadu, with the Gunners eyeing replacements for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to Voetbal4U, the striker is being eyed by Arsenal for a £17.5 move in the summer.
Boadu has been in fine form this season over in the Netherlands. He’s banged in an impressive 19 goals already and that form has caught the attention of Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal are set to be in the market for a new striker this summer. Current stop scorer Aubameyang is set to leave the club, leaving a gaping hole in the Gunners squad.
At just 19, Boadu could well be one of the future for Arsenal. However, he has previously been spoken highly of by a number of his former managers.
One such manager is Dutch under-21 coach Erwin van de Looi.
“He is so cool in front of goal and so dangerous from deep,” he said. (Goal)
“He has that ability to just score, that is really a talent.”
Those comments from Van de Looi would appear to suggest Boadu is indeed a fine young talent. Indeed, the teenager has been fast-tracked into the Netherlands senior squad and has already been given a cap.
Boadu nearly signed for Arsenal as a boy
While Arsenal are keen on landing Boadu in the present, they’ve had their eye on him for a number of years now.
In the same report from Goal, Boadu confirmed he nearly moved to London as a young boy. However, a move never materialised.
“I will never forget the moment I got on the plane [to London],” he said.
“I thought: ‘This may be an important day in my life.’ If we had said yes, it would have had far-reaching consequences for our family. It was attractive, but I also got a very good offer from AZ.”
If latest reports are to be believed, then, it looks like Arsenal might finally get their man.