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Arsenal Set to Agree £9m Deal to Sign French Wonderkid: Wenger Ready to Complete Deal After Youngster Impresses During Trial

Emirates Stadium side line up signing of talented teenager.

Arsenal have £5m Niang deal in place

Arsenal will complete a £5million deal for M’Baye Niang if the striker impresses Wenger during his trial, which began last week. The fee could rise to a potential £9million following performance related bonuses.

SOURCE: Fresh Football

17 year old M’Baye Niang is a quality youngster who last became a regular performer for Ligue 1 side Caen, who last term were relegated to the second tier, perhaps fueling talk of a departure for the 6ft forward. Tottenham and Man City were both strongly linked with the teenager, who was capped at French Under 21 level at age 16.

Arsene Wenger is of course adept at picking up talented youngsters and making the most of their potential and it’s probable that Arsenal fans are not looking to the Gunners boss to unearth another ‘New Big Thing’ and would prefer to read about the North London side putting in a big money move for an established star this summer.

To be fair to Wenger he has spent wisely thus far, bringing in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud for a combined fee of around £23m but the likely departure of Robin Van Persie is sure to anger Arsenal supporters who worry about the investment in the club’s squad, a club that has now gone seven seasons without silverware and moved steadily further from mounting a genuine Premier League title challenge.

None of this is to say that there is no merit in looking at bringing in fresh young talent, just that Arsenal fans would probably like a more balanced approach to squad building as opposed to one that is geared more predominantly to the future, leading to what seems like a permanent state of transition.

This source believes a deal is in place should Niang continue to impress during his trial period at the North London club.


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