Adil Aouchiche, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, has reportedly told PSG that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing the 17-year-old attacking midfielder from PSG this summer, with Mikel Arteta pushing for the move.
ESPN reported that Arsenal and Arteta are keen on Aouchiche, who scored nine goals in five matches at last year’s u17 European Championship. At that time, he was refusing to sign his first professional contract with PSG.
Now, it seems he’s made his mind up that he’s off…
Breaking | 17-year-old midfielder Adil Aouchiche has informed PSG Sporting Director Leonardo that he will be leaving the club at the end of this month. (RMC)
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 20, 2020
Where he will end up is still anyone’s guess.
There have been reports linking him with Saint-Etienne as well as Arsenal but the story involving the French side seems to have more meat on its bones than the one linking him to the Gunners.
Lille and Bordeaux have also reportedly held talks about signing the teenager.
It has been claimed that Aouchiche wanted a €4m signing-on fee from PSG and €25,000-a-week and he would be in keeping with Arsenal’s recent strategy of making relatively low-cost, but high-potential, signings like Guendouzi and Martinelli.
He would also be another exciting youngster should Arteta and co convince him to ditch France for London.