Report: Arsenal interested in ex-Spurs youngster; he thinks Saka is 'a great player'
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Report: Arsenal interested in ex-Spurs youngster; he thinks Saka is 'a great player'

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According to The Sun, Arsenal are among the clubs interested in signing PSV Eindhoven star and former Tottenham youngster Noni Madueke.

The teenager has made a phenomenal name for himself in Holland after leaving Spurs in 2018. He played for PSV’s under-17’s, under-19’s and under-21’s before breaking into the first team to become one of their most important players.

Madueke played 32 games for the Rood-Witten last season and was directly involved in 17 goals in all competitions. That is a phenomenal record for a 19-year-old, and it is no surprise that the big clubs in England are interested in his services.

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Arsenal are interested in Noni Madueke

The report claims that Leicester City, Arsenal and Madueke’s former club Tottenham are all keen to sign him this summer. However, it’s extremely unlikely that PSV will allow him to leave in this transfer window.

The Dutch giants have already lost ex-Gunner Donyell Malen to Borussia Dortmund. Madueke is their main man now, and it would take a crazy offer for them to even consider selling him.

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It is no surprise that Arsenal like a talented youngster like Madueke. However, we already have two left-footed right-wingers in Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka, and we don’t really need another one, even if he’s one of the brightest young talents in Europe.

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Madueke is a big fan of Arsenal star Saka

Saka’s exploits with England at the Euros inspired many of us, including Madueke. The teenager is now looking to emulate the Arsenal youngster’s rise to fame by eyeing a spot in England’s World Cup 2022 squad.

Madueke told The Sun: “We played against each other all the time in the youth teams. He was always a great player, very efficient in front of goal. The game came easy to him. He was like a fish in water. I’m happy for what he’s doing right now.

“You never know how football goes. I try to take every day as it comes. My bread and butter is my club. If I’m winning games with my club and if I could be at the World Cup in 15 months, it would be great.”

It will be extremely difficult for Madueke to get himself into the England squad next year. However, if he can secure a big move – either to Arsenal or another top club – he could well give Gareth Southgate a headache ahead of Qatar 2022.

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