Man Utd and Arsenal have stepped up their interest in a Bundesliga wonderkid, while a top Man City youngster is set to commit his future to the club, according to Monday’s papers.
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Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in Hertha Berlin wonderkid Arne Maier.
The 19-year-old has been labelled the ‘new Toni Kroos’, having established himself in the first team at Hertha, and is a Germany Under-21 international.
Maier, who looks set to be named in the next full Germany squad, is rated at £15million by his club – although any potential buyers are likely to have to pay double that due to his age, according to the report in The Sun.
Maier made his 16th appearance of the season on Saturday as he helped Hertha to a 1-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, and United and Arsenal scouts are once again expected to be watching him again next weekend when he takes on Stuttgart.
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