According to reports, Arsenal are in pursuit of Dundee United wonder kid.
The Gunners are in the habit of snapping up young starlets and this young Scottish sensation Ryan Gauld is one of them.
The Dundee Evening Telegraph reported that Arsenal had earlier sent scouts to watch the highly rated teenager, who has also previously been watched by Manchester United, Liverpool, and even Real Madrid.
Due to a playing style and slight frame similar to Barcelona and Argentine Ace, the young player has thus been called “Mini Messi” and this has got the attention of the international media.
Here are some facts about Gauld prompting he’s status as “Mini Messi”;
The starboy helped his side cruise to a comfortable 4-1 win against Partick Thistle, with the player providing all four assists.
Also, recent reports have valued him at around £6 million. The 17-year-old’s price tag went up after he bagged four first team goals this season for Dundee United in 13 games.
He made his Scottish under-21 debut this month against Georgia.
And lastly he got his first team debut in May at 16, and currently has a contract which runs until summer 2016.
Could Gauld go on with this excellent performances to prove critics right?