Arsenal Show Interest In £5m Youngster Considered Best Defender Outside Top Flight

Emirates Stadium side keen on Championship talent.

Arsenal check up on Leicester starlet Liam Moore

Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for Leicester City teenager Liam Moore, after sending scouts to watch him over the weekend.

The 19-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders outside of the top flight, has made a firm assault on the Leicester first-team this season, having impressed whilst on-loan at Bradford City last year.

The Gunners had representatives at Saturday’s 1-0 win over Blackpool, where Moore collected a clean sheet and turned in a promising display.

It is understood that Leicester value Moore at around £5 million, and would be willing to do business in January.


Having spent large sums on three established stars this summer Arsene Wenger appears to be back to his usual transfer policy of looking to unearth talents that are as yet relatively unknown.

The Gunners boss has brought in a number of players from the lower leagues in recent seasons with the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson all then becoming first team regulars.

The Leicester City teenager spent half of last term on loan at Bradford City and impressed sufficiently to force his way into the King Power Stadium side’s first team set-up. The former England under 17 international has subsequently started all four of the club’s league matches this term and is a player Nigel Pearson will look to keep hold of when the transfer window re-opens in January, though this source believes offers of around £5m will be considered.

Moore can play as a right back but has been a regular at centre-back for Leicester City thus far this season.

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