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Bjorn Engels Ivan Reggiani agent has revealed that Arsenal and Tottenham have both made bids to sign his client.
The Club Brugge defender has been raising his stock since starring in the second half of last term’s Belgian Pro League, and is being tipped for a move this summer.
Engels has been in and out of the first-team for a few years with his club, but stamped his foot down on a regular slot from January. Tottenham and Arsenal are now claimed to hold an interest in his signature, and his agent is keen on a move to England.
Riggiani said: “I see him more in the Premier League, he’s a player I would definitely invest in, because he still has a relatively affordable figure, about €10m. I wouldn’t think twice.
“The only problem, as I know, is that both Arsenal and Tottenham have already made concrete offers. I think at the moment with Sampdoria there is no history for the player.”
Arsenal allowed Gabriel Paulista to join Valencia in a reported £10 Million deal this week, leaving room in our squad for another defender, although Calum Chamber returned from a loan deal at the end of the campaign, and could well be set to take up that role.
We also added Sead Kolasinac to our playing squad, who has been playing as part of our back-three, although he is expected to feature more heavily at left wing-back when we have a fully fit squad.
Kieran Gibbs,. Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson are linked with the exit door, and the latter duo will surely leave this month, which should free up more room for another addition at the back.
Could Engels be just that man? At £10 Million is the atypical Arsene Wenger signing?