Yacine Adli has signed for Arsenal from Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report from reliable French outlet RMC Sport.
RMC report that the transfer is now a done deal, with the player signing a three-year contract with an option for an additional two. Adli was reportedly in contact with Arsenal even before Unai Emery joined the club, but undoubtedly the appointment of the man who gave him his first senior minutes can’t have hurt much.
According to recent reports, Arsenal will have to pay £223,000 in compensation to complete the signing. Although Adli is out of contract, he is still currently 17 years old, so UEFA regulations on training compensation for academy players still apply.
Arsenal had to fight off competition from Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus to complete the signing, as well as of course from PSG, who were keen not to let one of their young talents get away.
The youngster has 20 goals contributions in 20 games for the France u17 and u18 teams. He made his PSG senior debut in May, and they gave him the award for being their outstanding youth prospect last season.
Hopefully now he can continue to develop under Unai Emery, and work his way into the senior side in North London.