Exclusive: Arsenal now want to sign Red Bull sensation
Source: Footballinsider247

Thu 22 February 2024 21:00, UK

Arsenal have watched Red Bull Salzburg midfield sensation Oscar Gloukh in action and are keeping tabs on his situation, sources have told Football Insider.

Football Insider revealed on Monday (19 February) that Aston Villa also have a "concrete" interest in landing the 19-year-old.

It is believed Arsenal and Villa are two of the leading candidates for Gloukh's signature - but other Premier League sides are in the background.

The Gunners have regularly scouted the teenager, with a well-placed source telling Football Insider they have compiled a "huge" dossier on his talents.

Mikel Arteta's side could now swoop for his services in this year's summer window.

Arsenal and Aston Villa to go head-to-head for Red Bull star? Gloukh has starred for Salzburg since arriving at the Austrian giants from Maccabi Tel Aviv in January 2023.

He has notched six goals and seven assists in 28 appearances across all competitions this term.

The attacking midfielder hit two goals in the Champions League group stages despite Salzburg's elimination.

Gloukh is under contract in Austria until June 2027.

He will be one of Israel's key men as they vie to qualify for the European Championships in Germany via the playoffs next month.

The 19-year-old has already made 12 appearances for his country, notching three goals.

Arsenal Arsenal have nurtured several top talents after bringing them in from abroad - with William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard examples of their most successful imports.

The Gunners are firmly in the race for the Premier League title this term and sit just two points behind leaders Liverpool.

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