Arsenal are reportedly set to battle Paris Saint-Germain in a bid to secure a transfer for 13-year-old French goalkeeping prodigy Lucas Kayombo
French online publication, France Football, have run a story claiming that a couple of European heavyweights – Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain – are eyeing a move for 13-year-old goalkeeper Lucas Kayombo. The teenager, who currently plays for FC Solitaires, has been widely labelled as a prodigy back in France.
FC Solitaires is a local club on the east side of the French capital, which could give Paris Saint-Germain an edge over Arsenal in securing a transfer. Kayombo was, off late, voted as the best goalkeeper of Panama Cup and Danone Cup, two tournaments that were conducted at the locales in and around Lille, and are supposed to be attracting a host of big clubs.
Among the interested parties, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain look to go head-to-head in an attempt to secure the prodigy’s future at their respective clubs.
Gardien du FC Solitaires, Lucas Kayombo (13 ans) est dans le viseur du PSG et d’Arsenal. (France Football) pic.twitter.com/GjgX5jDJT6
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Kayombo has received rave reviews for his overall play, but especially for his agility and flair, something which, as per the on-lookers and scouts, are way above players of his age group and make him stand out as a wonderkid.
Arsenal have been linked with a host of young French players in recent times, after the recently concluded summer transfer window, including the likes of Lille goalkeeping wonderkid Alban Lafont and OGC Nice defensive sensation Malang Sarr.
And now, Kayombo seems to have joined the list as Arsene Wenger aims to add potential future superstars to the youth ranks at Arsenal, which is ranked as one of the top academies in the footballing world.
Plus, there has been talks that a talent of Kayombo’s stature needs to join a professional training centre and needs to be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to aid the progress and growth of the talented teenager into the global superstar he is touted to be.