Mertesacker Replacement? Arsenal To Sign High Rated CB In January

Over the last decade, Arsenal have been known are one of the most inactive club in the transfer market but that cannot be said of their eye for youngster as they are reportedly keeping tabs on   14-year-old PSV defender Aboubacar Kone, as per Anderlecht online (via Express).

According to the report, the Gunners are preparing an attractive deal for the “wonderkid”, with his club set to lose his if he failed to sign a contract with the Dutch Champions before his 16th birthday.

However, the youngster has drawn attraction from various clubs, with Belgian giants Anderlecht set to lock horns with Arsenal over the player’s signature. Anderlecht have been watching the player more and appear to be in a pole position to secure the player’s signature.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time the Gunners will identify a talent from the Belgian League. Kone would become the second centre-half after Vermalean from the Belgian League if he completes the move to the Emirates.

Meanwhile, this transfer news is coming after the Gunners disappointing performance in the Champions League against Olympiacos. The defeat comes after a defeat to Dynamo Zagreb in the Gunners first Champions League action.

Should Arsenal sign the lad, he will be sent to the academy system of Arsenal for his development.