Original source: France Football
Published by: Daily Star Metro, Bleacher Report
Also interested: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City
Contract Until: 2018
According to France Football, Arsenal are keeping tabs on Partizan Belgrade striker Dusan Vlahovic ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window. The 16-year-old stands at 6ft 2″ and it appears as though PSG and Manchester City are eyeing him as a brilliant investment for future. Dusan has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his recent breakthrough into Partizan’s first team, making four appearances in their last five Serbian Super Liga games.
- Vlahovic is under contract until 2018 – he became the youngest player ever to sign a pro contract at Partizan, also he is also the youngest player to ever appear in the red-hot Serbian capital derby when he came on as a second-half sub against Red Star Belgrade. That explains the interest from European giants.
- Assuming Arsenal could fend off interest from the French capital,Vlahovic would join the growing ranks of young and talented prospects waiting to break into the starting XI. Nigerian 19-year-old forward Alex Iwobi has already taken that step this season, but 18-year-old Frenchman Jeff Reine-Adelaide could soon join him.
- Adding Vlahovic to this group would reaffirm Arsenal manager ArseneWenger‘s commitment to building his squads on a foundation of precocious youths. Yet Wenger‘s philosophy aside, signing a 16-year-old, relatively unproven striker would likely not please sections of the club’s support anxious to see a more established goal-getter next season.
Considering these facts, Gib Football Show concludes that the rumours claiming ‘Arsenal Aimed 6ft2 Teenage Treasure, Dubbed the “Next Zlatan Ibrahimovic”’ are ‘mostly true’.