10 Young Stars Arsenal Could Sign This Summer
As Arsenal fans continue to wait for the big-money signings they’ve been promised, Gunner333 gives us 10 up-and-coming youngsters that the club should consider.
As Arsenal fans continue to wait for the big-money signings they’ve been promised this summer, Gunner333 gives us 10 up-and-coming youngsters that the club should consider taking a punt on.
Although a club like ourselves are calling out for experience, there is surely no harm in securing the services of Europe’s brightest young talent in order to maintain our already immaculate youth policy. Here I have put together a list of ten potential signings who are all under the age of 23. I am not saying we must sign each and every one, but surely we could afford one or two.
10. Jesé Rodríguez
This young Spanish prodigy lit up Liga Adelante last season at RM Castilla and is on the cusp of breaking into the first team at Real Madrid. He has played for Spain at nearly every level and had a successful time in the U19s scoring 6 times in just 11 appearances.
9. Tonny Vilhena
Vilhena’s world-class footballing ability only came to fruition as recently as this season. He is now a solid part of Feyernord’s midfield and was a part of the Netherland’s U17 side which lifted the 2012 European Championship, Vilhena scored the fifth penalty against Germany in the final.
8. M’Baye Niang
Perhaps this signing is quite far-fetched considering he only joined Milan at the start of last season, but 18-year-old Niang already possesses the quality of a top class forward. He is fast, tall and strong and is able to unleash one hell of a strike! He could push Giroud and Podolski out if the starting eleven despite his tender age.
7. M. André Ter-Stegen
This 21-year-old wonder-kid between the sticks really cemented his place in the Mönchengladbach side after Belgian Logan Bailly fell out of favour with the fans and was later loaned out to Neuchâtel Xamax. Ter Stegen has three caps for Germany and would provide competitive back-up for Szczesny.
6. Alvaro Morata
The young Spaniard has already played for Getafe, Atletico Madrid and now Real Madrid at the tender age of just 21. He was one of the stars of the recent U21 European Championships, being the top scorer. After scoring 44 goals in 83 appearances for RM Castilla, he would make a great pairing with the likes of Walcott up top.
5. Kurt Zouma
Despite being born in Lyon, Kurt opted to play for Ligue 1 rivals Saint-Étienne and has now become a permanent fixture in their side. He is a strong and powerful centre-half measuring 6ft 2in. Not only could he be one of the best defenders in the world in the future but he would also provide crucial back-up in our current injury crisis.
4. Viktor Fischer
This Danish delight is being hunted by all of Europe’s biggest clubs and by signing him we would announce our intentions to the rest of the continent. With 11 goals in 26 appearances for Ajax, he is a proven goalscorer and could replace the Ox whilst he recovers.
3. Will Hughes
Derby will do well to cling on to Will in this window as we would face competition from our North-London rivals as well as Liverpool for his signature. If we do sign him I’d suggest loaning the young midfielder out to Derby for the remainder of the season as I do not feel he is ready for the big time as of yet. However, I do think he could match the talent of Wilshere with his incredible vision in future.
One of the older of the ten, 21, Koké is a flexible midfielder with the capabilities of playing as a holding midfielder, attacking midfield or even full-back. He can chip in with a few goals whilst preventing them at the other end. I honestly believe if we made a bid to Atletico Madrid and secured his services, he would play a vital part in our plans for the following season.
1. Lorenzo Insigne
Drum roll please… Insigne reaches number one for a several reasons. After watching the recent Euro U21s, my favourite player was by far this young Italian superstar and for me signing him would be as good as signing ANYONE we’ve been linked with all Summer. He would light up our attack and plays with a lot of pace and energy. With a goal in two caps for Italy’s first side, he’s proven he can play at the highest level both domestically and internationally.
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So there’s my list, thanks for reading. Have I missed anyone out? Which youngster would you like Arsenal to sign? Share your views below.
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