Arsenal battle Chelsea to sign in-demand versatile defender, Man City also keen

Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for highly-rated 17-year-old youngster Josha Vagnoman, according to report. The Gunners are interested in the defender who is currently training with Hamburg’s senior squad ahead of their clash against Bayern Leverkusen.

Vagnoman won’t feature for the Die Rothosen until he signs a professional contract when he turns 18 years in the summer. The versatile defender who can play any position at the back has a great future ahead of him and his potential hasn’t gone unnoticed by top European clubs.

Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich were the first club who made enquiry about the defender having watched him play for Germany Under-17 side in last year’s World Cup.

Manchester City and Chelsea are also keen on the player’s signature as they hope to prepare their team for the future. The Blues might be unable to acquire his services considering the number of youngsters whom were sent on loan to other clubs for regular first-team action, and Vagnoman won’t want to move to a club where his potential might be under-utilised.

Despite being the last club to join the race for the Germany international, Arsene Wenger’s team could emerge as the next destination for the starlet due to Wenger’s huge faith in young players.

Sky Sports also revealed that Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat who watched Vagnoman at the Volksparkstadion last month will ensure that the player ends up being an Arsenal player in the summer.


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