Vlad Dragomir is a wanted man after being released by Arsenal, with Cagliari and Bologna showing an interest in the player according to a report from Romania.

The Arsenal youngster was released by the club this summer and while his agent said that a new deal with the Gunners was a possibility, it seems as if that might be a little bluster from Catalin Sarmasan.

“It’s true that the contract with Arsenal is over tomorrow,” he said. “We are in negotiations with the club, I do not know what list they posted on the official site. It is premature to talk about offers from other teams.”

Not that long ago, Dragomir was being talked about as Mesut Ozil’s heir by the Romanian media after his move to Arsenal. Only 17 at the time, big things were expected from the midfielder.

“Dragomir is considered one of the best talents of Romanian football,” a piece from Italy claimed.

“In [his] homeland they compare him to Kroos, in London they see him as the heir to Ozil, who has the same foot.”

Now available as a free agent, he will have no problem finding a new home where he will likely go on to impress. Whether he will reach a level that would allow him to become a first teamer at Arsenal is clearly in doubt, however. Otherwise, the club wouldn’t have let him leave.

Dragomir made 33 appearances for Arsenal’s u23 side, scoring six and assisting two. With a further four assists and one goal in 14 u18 appearances, the Timsoaran never played a single minute for the seniors which is a shame because his name is awesome.