Report: Arsenal and Spurs eye Ebrima Darboe from Mourinho's Roma
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in Ebrima Darboe, according to Corriere Dello Sport, but Jose Mourinho looks set to have him at his disposal next season.
Darboe only made his first-team debut for Roma earlier this month. Nevertheless, the club obviously felt that he was ready for the big stage as he featured in their Europa League semi-final tie with Manchester United.
Of course, the Giallorossi missed out on a place in the final. But it seems that Darboe is already attracting a lot of attention.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, both Arsenal and Spurs are monitoring Darboe. However, it looks unlikely that the 19-year-old will be moving anywhere.
The report claims that Roma will only listen to sensational offers for the teenager. It is suggested that he is expected to play a part in Mourinho’s plans next term.
Of course, it is hard to imagine Mourinho being comfortable with selling any player to Spurs anyway. But he will surely be even more reluctant to let such an exciting talent leave for his former club.
It would not be a surprise to see Darboe attract a big offer from somewhere at some stage. He is a player who can already fill in in a variety of midfield roles.
In fact, he has predominantly played on the left of the midfield for Roma’s under-19s, scoring five times in their league this season.
For the first-team, he has been deployed in holding midfield. So there is scope for Mourinho, or perhaps another manager, to push Darboe down a number of different paths.
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