Arsenal Close In On £15m Wing Wizard: Wenger Hopes to Seal January Capture

Emirates boss keen to win race for German International.

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Reports from the Bundesliga claim scouts in the employ of both the north London clubs were recognised in the stands during Bremen’s 0-0 draw at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was alerted to Marin after the creative player impressed against the English side in two Champions League matches.
Meanwhile, Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is thought to have been chasing Marin for as long as a year, but is keen to finally show his hand in light of interest from elsewhere.
Another Premier League club – Manchester United – are also thought to be tracking Marin, although no scouts were said to have been seen, sparking speculation that Sir Alex Ferguson is not interested in getting drawn into a bidding war for the player.
Marin’s market value in January could be as high as £15million, as the 21-year-old German international is considered one of the continent’s top rising stars. (Metro)

So even though Arsene Wenger stated he would not be adding to his squad in January this source seems to believe that the north London club will be forced into making a move for the Werder Bremen youngster to avoid losing out to their arch rivals Tottenham.

Marko Marin is considered one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga and has shown what he is capable of this season. The winger has been in fine form even though his side is sitting in mid-table. The starlet has netted four goals this season and assisted another five and looks set to leave Werder Bremen sooner rather than later.

One would wonder whether Wenger would be better off looking to bring in defensive players and perhaps even another keeper before he invested large sums in another attacking option but that said, Marin is clearly a player with a great deal of potential and the Gunners boss doesn’t want to miss out on such a highly rated talent.

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