Arsenal closing in on teenager Yacine Adli

The teenager has caught the eye of Several clubs

Aresenal are closing in on Paris Saint-Germain teenager Yacine Adli, L’Equipe claims. He is set to be the first signing for the club under new manager Unai Emery.

The 17 year old is considered one of the highest rated teenagers for the Ligue 1 champions. He has been playing for the youth teams of the club for number of seasons and has been progressing rapidly.

He even trained with the first team several times last season and impressed senior players like Dani Alves and Kylian Mbappe. He made his senior debut for the club on the last date of the season against Caen.

The youngster’s mostly plays as a central midfielder and his game style has been likened to Adrien Rabiot. But his performances on the wing in the Under-17 World Cup has been particularly impressive.

Despite playing in an unfamiliar position he managed to provide 5 assists in the tournament, more than any other player.

The Ligue 1 giants have been been trying to convince him to stay at the club as they consider him one for the future and offered him a very lucrative deal. But according to reports the player decided to leave them as they couldn’t guarantee him regular game time in the coming season.

The midfielder has caught the eye of several big clubs like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, but the Gunners stole the march on all of them.

Emery was aware that his contract was going to expire this summer and he was prepared to offer him the game time that convinced the teenager to move to London.

An official announcement is expected to be made by the Premier League giants shortly, where he will become the first signing of the club this summer.

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