Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier is on Arsenal’s radar, according to reports.
The 18-year-old has been impressing in the Championship for Gary Monk’s side and has caught the eye of Arsenal and Everton.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who report that Arsenal have sent scouts to watch the left winger in action. However, they could face competition from Everton, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.
Tavernier has made six first team appearances for Middlesbrough, and has scored twice, including a goal against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.
If there’s a decent English talent around, you can be certain he’ll be linked with Arsenal in some capacity. Arsenal haven’t been afraid to sign young English talent from the lower leagues in the past.
The likes of Rob Holding, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Theo Walcott were all signed while they were playing in the Championship or in League One.
However, given the size of Arsenal’s squad and the number of talented young attackers they have, Tavernier would be better off staying where he is.
Middlesbrough are expected to extend his contract soon, which would be a wise move if there are so many clubs interested in him.