Arsenal are eyeing up a January move for France and Marseille wonder-kid Christopher Rocchia, however the Gunners are going to have beat Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign the 19-year-old, according to the Sun.
As per the Sun, Rocchia is captain of Marseille’s reserve team, and has even been named understudy to former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. This had lead to Arsenal showing an interest in the youngster, with Gunners’ chief French scout Gilles Grimandi even contacting the player’s advisors after being impressed by the left-back performances, as reported by Foot Mercato.
Following this, Arsenal chiefs are debating whether or not to table a bid for the defender report the Express, with Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc also making an approach for the highly-rated 19-year-old.
Rocchia is said to be out of contract with Marseille next summer report the as written by the Express, with the player becoming ever more tempted to leave his home-town club in favour of a move to either Germany or England, with it being believed that the player favours the idea of working with fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.
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Should Arsenal end up beating Dortmund to the signing of Rocchia, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of role the youngster ends up playing in Arsene Wenger’s side.