Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for 16-year-old Swedish sensation Peter Gwargis, who is currently plying his trade for Swedish side Husqvarna FF.
The Daily Mirror have claimed that Arsenal are interested in 16-year-old Swedish prodigy Peter Gwargis. The youngster currently plays for Swedish side Husqvarna FF and has been included in their first-team setup at the age of 16.
Gwargis is a gifted left-footed attacker who has been labelled by many as the next Mesut Ozil. The youngster is yet to make a senior appearance for Husqvarna FF, but has been impressive in training with the first-team, which has made Arsenal, PSV and Feyenoord stand up and take note of the Swede’s talent.
Gwargis’s agent Walid Faour spoke to Swedish publication fotbolltransfers, revealing his plans to visit Feyenoord with Gwargis to gain an understanding of the facilities at the Dutch side.
“Yes, I’m in Holland right now on a visit to Feyenoord with Peter Gwargis,” said Faour.
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Faour also revealed that there is interest from Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven, but stated that Feyenoord are ahead of the two in the race to sign the player. “Both Arsenal and PSV have sent invitations but now Feyenoord are most interested,’ said Peter’s representative.
Mesut Ozil is currently at Arsenal, but is yet to sign a contract extension with the club, with his current deal set to expire in less than two years’ time. Despite Arsene Wenger’s continued confidence in Ozil and his decision, there are legitimate doubts over the new deal.
Add to that the recent rumours suggesting that Manchester United are ready to offer a bumper £250,000 per-week deal to Mesut Ozil, which eclipses Arsenal’s negotiated offer, and Ozil’s future at Arsenal does not seem as certain as it did a while ago.
Amidst the uncertainty surrounding Ozil’s future, it looks like Arsene Wenger is already looking to steal a march for the sensation dubbed the next Mesut Ozil.
Only time will tell if Arsenal will put a real offer on the table of the player’s current employers, but if the Gunners do decide to do that, the Dutch duo of PSV and Feyenoord would find it difficult to match Arsenal’s bid given the Gunners’ financial strength, footballing stature and world-wide fan base.