In recent times, we’ve seen Manchester United rival Arsenal for players during transfer market as both clubs have the norms of signing youngsters and develop them into world-class players.
Both clubs are set to engage themselves in transfer tug-of-war in the next transaction period as reports are claiming that German youth international Arne Maier is being tracked by Unai Emery and José Mourinho.
According to Sport1, both Premier League giants have sent their scouts to keep a close watch on the player’s performance, hoping to launch a bid for his signature as soon as the winter transfer market commences.
Despite his young age, the defensive midfielder has been super-regular for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin since the start of the season and he’s been wonderful for the team.
The German publication further revealed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is ready to spend big on the player’s services so as to beat Mourinho in the race to land the player in January.
Maier is yet to feature for Germany senior team, yet, Mourinho and his North London rival believe the youngster has a great potential to become one of the best midfielders in the world.
Barcelona are also said to be monitoring the starlet’s progress with the Bundesliga side.
Having failed to provide a perfect replacement for Iniesta before the start of this season, Valverde wants to improve the quality of the La Masia academy so as to avoid such situation in the future.