Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Reyes Cleary at WBA.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal have joined the hunt for WBA forward Reyes Cleary.
The forward has banged in 20 goals and provided 2 assists in 21 matches this term on all fronts.
The 17-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England.
Cleary will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for WBA this term.
Arsenal are looking to sign a forward and have identified the 17-year-old as potential transfer target. The Gunners have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within UK, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Mikel Arteta is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The 17-year-old will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “West Brom starlet Reyes Cleary is interesting Arsenal. The Daily Mail says Arsenal are among a group of Premier League clubs taking a keen interest in West Brom youngster Cleary after he hit his 30th goal of the season on Monday. West Brom have offered Cleary a professional contract and included him in first team squads this season. However, the 17-year old has yet to agree to sign and that situation, plus his powerful displays, have been attracting top clubs home and abroad, including German champions Bayern Munich. Cleary scored twice on Monday as West Brom U23s knocked QPR out of the Premier League Cup. A sharp left footed finish and a curling right footed effort proved the foundation for Albion’s win and reaffirmed Cleary as a prospect to pursue for watching scouts. As well as Arsenal, Southampton, Newcastle United and Everton have all expressed an interest in signing the stocky teenager while Bayer Leverkusen and Red Bull Salzburg have also watched him throughout the season.”
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The Gunners will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Cleary to join the club.
Good signing for Arsenal?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value. Cleary is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Arsenal.
How strong that interest is and whether Arsenal will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.