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Report: Arsenal monitoring Tottenham target Piero Hincapie
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Report: Arsenal monitoring Tottenham target Piero Hincapie

Arsenal are monitoring Tottenham Hotspur target Piero Hincapie, with the Sunday Mirror (27/11; page 82) reporting that Bayer Leverkusen are braced for January bids for the defender.

Hincapie is winning a lot of admirers with his form for the Bundesliga side this season. Reports from the Daily Express this week suggested that Spurs and Atletico Madrid are in the running to sign the 20-year-old.

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However, Antonio Conte’s men are not his only Premier League admirers. The Sunday Mirror (27/11; page 82) reports that Chelsea are keeping an eye on Hincapie while he plays for Ecuador at the World Cup.

Arsenal monitoring Piero Hincapie

But there is also interest from Arsenal, who are monitoring the youngster.

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Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen are expecting offers to come in for Hincapie during the January transfer window after missing out on reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Hincapie would be a brilliant signing for the Gunners if Mikel Arteta’s men are able to win the race for his signature.

Arsenal’s defence has been superb for much of the campaign, playing a key role in taking the side to the top of the Premier League table.

But it does appear that they still need a couple of further signings ahead of the second-half of the campaign. Reports from the Daily Mirror this weekend have suggested that Mykhaylo Mudryk may come in to bolster their attacking ranks.

And Hincapie would be an ideal addition further back. He can play at centre-back or left-back. He is brilliant at driving out of the backline.

Interestingly, FB Ref lists Ben White as a similar player. They also make comparisons between Hincapie and Takehiro Tomiyasu at left-back.

Of course, Arsenal may not have the easiest time convincing him to join. They have a settled backline right now. But there is absolutely no question that it is an exciting time to move to the Emirates.

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