An unnamed LaLiga club, believed to Real Madrid, are making a last ditch to sign Paris Saint-Germain teenager Yacine Adli, according to reports in France.
Le Parisien have today reported that the Spanish club has made a ‘big play’ over the past couple of days to snatch the French midfielder from under Arsenal’s noses.
It follows news that new Gunners boss Unai Emery wanted to make his former charge his first signing at the Emirates Stadium.
Adli reunion in London
Emery worked closely with the 17-year-old during his time in the French capital and is still confident in bringing the player to North London, guaranteeing the midfielder game time at Arsenal.
Following Adli’s performances in last year’s Under-17 World Cup for France, as well as impressing in the UEFA Youth League for PSG, there were reports throughout the 2017/18 season of clubs around Europe looking to sign the player.
Back in December, L’Equipe reported that the midfielder was refusing to sign a new deal at PSG and was linked to moves to Barcelona and Manchester City.
Wenger known for young signings
It is worth noting that former Arsenal manager and current bookies’ favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real manager, Arsene Wenger, was known during his 22 years in London for signing talented youngsters and promoting them to the first team.
As well as Arsenal and Real, Bundesliga side Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in the teenager. If either of these clubs decide to sign Adli, PSG will also need to be pay a compensation fee for the player.