Arsenal made an enquiry with Stade Rennais over 18-year-old youth forward Georginio Rutter this summer, along with a number of other clubs.
L’Equipe (via GFFN) report that Arsenal were one of the clubs to place an enquiry with Stade Rennais over Georginio Rutter this summer.
There are plenty of other clubs in the race for the teenager as things stand. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Newcastle all join Arsenal in their pursuit of the France u18 international.
Rutter only has 12 months left on his contract, which is part of what’s driving the interest. As things stand, he wants assurances that he’ll get game time with Rennes before he’ll extend.
With the way the transfer window is shaping up, it’s getting less and less surprising to see Arsenal looking at youth centre-forward signings.
That leaves Luke Plange – a backup for the u18s last season – as the most senior centre-forward in the academy. If John-Jules and Balogun do leave, Arsenal may well look to bring in a new u23 striker.