Arsenal Track £2.9m Feyenoord Defender

Chief scout sent to watch €3.5m Stefan De Vrij to the Emirates.

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Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij is being tracked by Arsenal.

The ‘Young Guns’ website reports Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley was in Holland to see Feyenoord’s 2-2 draw with ADO Den Haag.

Rowley was there primarily to check on the form of Ryo Miyaichi.

But Studio Voetbal says he was also making checks on 19-year-old De Vrij, who is rated as one of the best young prospects in Holland.

A move to Arsenal in the summer is mooted for De Vrij for around €3.5 million.


Another week, another defender being linked with a move to the Emirates.

This time Feyenoord youngster Stefan de Vrij has been spotted by Arsenal’s top scout Steve Rowley.

Rowley, who is wanted by Chelsea to head-up their new recruitment drive, is often sent by Arsene Wenger to watch prospective signings.

He was sent by Wenger to scout Cesc Fabregas and Thomas Vermaelen, who he watched at Ajax by hiding in the woods.

19-year-old De Vrij has made 21 appearances for the Dutch club and hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Feyenoord player Robin Van Persie.

This deal is a real possibility but with the emergence of Ignasi Miquel, Wenger may just decide not to go through with the deal.

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