According to numerous British reports, Arsenal have reportedly agreed to sign Paris Saint-Germain 17-year-old attacking midfielder, Yacine Adli, on a three-year deal with an option for a further two and could be set for his medicals at the London Colney this week.
Reports from French news outlet L’Equipe claimed that the player is expected to join the North London club while report from Paris United also attest to this report.
[Info Paris U] Yacine #Adli va s'engager avec Arsenal. Malgré une proposition plus importante du #PSG, le joueur n'est pas convaincu par le projet du club. Contrat de 3 ans + 2 ans en option. pic.twitter.com/y0bnFgQw2b
— Paris United (@parisunited6) May 30, 2018
Adli is signing his first professional contract with the Gunners and the club’s new boss Unai Emery seems to have used the player’s influence to get the youngster to agree the deal with Arsenal rather than Paris.
The signing of Adli doesn’t appear that the club are signing youngster and stick him with the reserves but rather slot him into the team.
The Ligue 1 champions have been hopeful of getting the midfielder to sign a new professional contract after he was named the club’s outstanding youth product of the season.
Arsenal convinced PSG midfielder Yacine Adli to join by making concrete promises over playing time, according to L'Équipe. More follows.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) May 30, 2018
He had been capped with France u16, u17, u18 with 13 goals in 33 appearances to his name. Adli, who’s standing at 5 ft 10 1⁄2 inches has also registered 11 appearances in the UEFA Youth League last season for PSG, netting one goals and creating one assist.