Arsenal make €10m offer to land Germany wonderkid

Date published: Tuesday 11th July 2017 10:05 - Rob McCarthy

Arsenal have reportedly tabled an offer to try and land Eintracht Frankfurt wonderkid Aymen Barkok this summer.

The 19-year-old midfielder is being tipped as a future star of European football, despite only making 19 Bundesliga appearances for his club last season.

German news outlet Spox claims that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been tracking the youngster for a while and that Arsenal have offered a fee of around €10m (£8.8m) for the player.

However, Frankfurt are said to have snubbed that bid and are keen to keep the player, who still has three years remaining on his contract, according to the report in the Daily Star.

Barkok is currently playing for Germany at the European Under-19 Championship, where he has scored once in three appearances, and is not thought to be considering his future at this stage.

One player who still looks as if he could be heading to The Emirates this summer is Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

The Gunners are said to be ready to make a third offer of around £45m for the France international, with his club Monaco more than likely to accept that bid.

Arsenal have already brought in Sead Kolasinac and splashed out a record fee for Alexandre Lacazette as they look to turn around what was a pretty woeful 2016-17 campaign, saved slightly by their late FA Cup triumph.

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