Arsenal And Tottenham Compete With Inter Milan For Dutch Wonderkid

Luc Castaignos could move to the Emirates Stadium or White Hart Lane.

Aston Villa v Tottenham tickets available from Telegraph Tickets

Bet on Tottenham Hotspur with and get a free bet worth up to £50

Inter are reportedly interested in Feyenoord youngster Luc Castaignos, according to the player’s agent. The 18-year-old striker has greatly impressed this season in Holland and has been tipped to move to one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

He has scored six goals this term for struggling Feyenoord, and has also greatly impressed for the Dutch under-19 team. It now seems that he could be moving to Inter in the January transfer window.

Castaignos’ agent Arie Treffers claimed: “The two technical directors of [Inter and Feyenoord] have met, Marco Branca and Leo Beenhakker. At this time there is only conversation between the two.”

“But for now the Inter manager Rafa Benitez is in Abu Dhabi, but he should return next week and make a proposal to the club. We’ve decided to wait on the evolving talks between Inter and Feyenoord.”

Castaignos shot to prominence after a serious of brilliant performances for the Netherlands U17 side at the 2009 UEFA Euopean Under-17 Championships. His displays attracted the interest of many top clubs from around the globe.

“As for us, Luc would not mind staying at Feyenoord to continue to grow, but if the two clubs reach an agreement, we would of course be ready to take the next step in his career.”

“Arsenal and Tottenham’s interest? Around him there are many clubs interested but Inter is the only one that has actually moved concretely.” (Football Italiano)

Feyenoord striker Luc Castaignos has regularly been compared to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and has been similarly prolific so far in his short career.

At just 18 years of age, he already has six goals in eighteen appearances this season, and his record in the Netherlands youth teams is mightily impressive.

Castaignos boasts 13 goals in 17 appearances for the Dutch U17 side, and having graduated to the U19s has scored 9 goals in 14 appearances.

He was also named on the Don Balon list of the best 100 young players in the world.

If he can continue to score goals at senior level, then he could be a wonderful player in the future.

Inter Milan are the favourites for his signature though according to his agent, and if either Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger or his Spurs counterpart Harry Redknapp want to stand a chance of landing him, they will need to move fast.

Fancy a flutter? Join Sportingbet and get a free bet worth up to £50! There are countless markets to bet on including which team will win, the first goalscorer, the correct score or even the time of the last goal. You can also try your hand at an accumulator and try to win big from a small stake. So visit and register now to put your money where your mouth is.

Join the Best Football Manager game now! It’s Free!

More Stories Arsenal FC arsene wenger Feyenoord Harry Redknapp Holland Inter Milan FC Luc Castaignos netherlands Spurs thierry henry Tottenham Hotspur FC