Charlton defender and u20 World Cup champion Ezri Konsa is set to leave the club in January, according to his manager, with Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool all reportedly interested.
The centre-back has recently become a regular in the Charlton first-team, with 35 league starts since the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.
As a result of his good performances at senior level, Charlton manager Karl Robinson admitted that Konsa could be on the move in January, reports the Metro.
“My gut feeling is that he [Konsa] will go in January. If I was him I’d be looking to go in January but we should look for a minimum of £5million. Maybe we could try for a loan back but the player has to want that.”
The report states Arsenal are interested in the youngster. Arsene Wenger is no stranger to picking up defenders from the lower leagues, as the Gunners signed Rob Holding from Bolton just last summer.
If they’re interested in Konsa as well, Holding’s emergence could encourage the 20-year-old that he would get chances in the first-team.
Charlton have already rejected bids for Konsa over the summer, after the u20 World Cup and continued appearances at club level helped to raise the defender’s profile. He was part of the England side that ended up as champions, and appeared in the semi-final win over Italy.
However, now it seems the Addicks are resigned to losing the defender at a relatively cheap price. As we know from the signing of Sead Kolašinac over the summer, Arsenal love a bargain deal at the back, so maybe Konsa will be the next.