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Arsenal will look to sign Ajax talent Jorrel Hato

In a bid to fortify their defensive lineup for the foreseeable future, Arsenal are actively eyeing another talent from Ajax.

While the Premier League powerhouse added Jurrien Timber to their roster in the summer, the young player has been sidelined with injuries for a significant portion of the current season. Undeterred by this setback, Arsenal is now turning their attention back to the Dutch giants, setting their sights on teenager Jorrel Hato.

Jorrel Hato marked his entrance into senior football in January 2023 when he made his debut for Ajax in the KNVB Cup against Den Bosch. During this match, he showcased his potential as a second-half substitute, contributing to his team’s 2–0 victory.

Jorrel Hato

Impressively, Hato boasts a track record of 40 appearances for Ajax, where he not only showcased defensive prowess but also contributed offensively with one goal and two assists.

Beyond his club commitments, the Dutch wonderkid earned recognition on the international stage, making a notable appearance for the Netherlands senior team. In a game against Gibraltar, Hato entered the field as a halftime substitution for the esteemed Virgil Van Dijk. Additionally, he accumulated four appearances for the Netherlands U21 squad.

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Sources from The Telegraph suggest that

Arsenal are actively pursuing the acquisition of Jorrel Hato and that a potential transfer could materialize as early as this month.

The move aligns with Arsenal’s strategy to address their defensive woes, exacerbated by injuries within the team.


Manager Mikel Arteta sees great potential in Hato, envisioning him as a pivotal figure in Arsenal’s defensive setup for years to come. The decision to invest in the young talent reflects Arsenal’s commitment to building a robust and sustainable team, with Hato emerging as a key component in their long-term defensive strategy.

As the transfer saga unfolds, Arsenal fans eagerly await the prospect of witnessing Jorrel Hato don the Gunners’ colors and contribute to the team’s success on the pitch.

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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.

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