Arsenal are now being reported to be willing to bring in Ligue 1 youngster William Saliba, ahead of a possible summer move.
The youngster, who been impressive throughout the season with his little game time, has been pivotal in the Saint Etienne’s team as the finish the season on the fourth position.
Report from Goal lets us understand that the Gunners have made the young defender as their top summer target as Unai Emery is keen on strengthening his team ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The North London club scouts have been spotted watching the Saint-Etienne’s youngster in action several times and the agents are reported to be very well pleased with his performance.
In Saint-Etienne’s penultimate match of the League campaign, the Gunners’ scouts were reported to be present as the fourth-placed club thrash Nice in a 3-0 win, as the manage to keep a clean sheet.
Saliba, who is said to be 6ft 4in tall, has recently just put pen to paper to sign a four year deal last month and he is most likely to cost the Gunners up to £25 million due to the new contract and the increase in numbers of club interested in signing him.
Report has it that Manchester United were also formerly keen on signing the 18-year-old last summer, with former manager Jose Mourinho claiming that Saliba: “has everything needed to become a good player, much like Kurt Zouma”.