Arsenal to rival Chelsea FC for 17-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – report

Arsenal have sent their head of recruitment to watch Hamburg's 17-year-old Josha Vagnoman, according to reports

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal are prepared to enter the race to sign Hamburg wonderkid Josha Vagnoman, according to reports.

The Sun is reporting that the Gunners have sent their head of recruitment Sven Mislintat to watch the 17-year-old forward.

According to the same article, Arsenal have been monitoring the Hamburg teenager who has earned a reputation as one of Germany’s brightest talents.

However, the same story reveals that the Gunners will face competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea FC and Manchester City for Vagnoman.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are unsurprisingly being linked with a move to sign the exciting defender.

The 17-year-old has represented Germany Under-17 team at left-back and right-back to underline his defensive versatility.

His suitors will be intrigued to learn that Hamburg haven’t tied down Vagnoman to a professional contract.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has one eye on the future after he signed a promising defensive talent in the January transfer window.

The Gunners signed 20-year-old Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannia last month after some promising performances in the Greek top flight.

Arsenal lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Wembley last weekend following Harry Kane’s winner on Saturday afternoon.

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