Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed Arsenal are one of seven sides interested in raiding Polish side Lech Poznan for 18-year-old wonderkid Filip Marchwinski this summer – but Antonio Conte is winning the race.
Marchwinski, 18, has clocked up 24 senior appearances for Lech Poznan despite his tender age and has already found the back of the net five times. Such form, for the 2002-born star, has seen him earn three Poland Under-19 caps.
The Gunners are keen to bring Marchwinski to The Emirates, which would see the young Pole add to a number of young, attacking midfield talent – alongside the likes of Emile Smith-Rowe, Joe Willock and Catalin Cirjan.
It is believed the youngster has had a trial at Arsenal. However, Inter Milan and Conte are winning the race for the youngster. Juventus are also said to be keen, as are Atalanta, Ajax, Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund.
TBR’s view – Failure to land Marchwinski highlights Arsenal blunder
Indeed, having a player on trial – as the report claims – and then deciding against landing them can always come back to haunt clubs. Certainly, Arsenal will have let go of a wonderkid, if the interested parties are anything to go by.
To have caught the eye of Juventus and Inter Milan – and German outfit Borussia Dortmund who are renowned for their scouting system – then surely serious questions need to be asked of Arsenal’s decision.