A few weeks ago we reported on the rumour that Arsenal have been looking into signing 17-year-old Toulouse goalkeeper, Alban Lafont, and now it appears Watford are also interested.
According to L’Equipe [via talkSPORT], the Hornets are ready to sneak in and steal the ‘teen sensation’ from under Arsenal’s noses, which I’m sure would be mildly annoying if we’re as interested in Lafont as the reports suggest.
As we said when the claims first emerged, there’s no reason why we wouldn’t be interested. Petr Cech is 34, David Ospina is 28 and Emi Martinez is lucky if he gets a glimpse at the first team’s bench.
In the youth squad we have Matt Macey, Hugo Keto and Deyan Iliev but of course, if Lafont is receiving, as talkSPORT puts it, ‘glowing reports’ from scouts sent to watch him, of course there’s always room.
The claims that we’re interested don’t appear to be going away and although Watford may also want him, I’m sure if Arsenal are serious, we’ll get our man.