Arsene Wenger is desperate to bring in two exciting PSV talents…
Arsenal are plotting a double swoop on Dutch team PSV for their two prodigious talents Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali, according to the Express.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to snap up the two wonderkids as quickly as possible, before their stock rises even more. The French boss had scouts watch the pair in PSV’s weekend victory, and was mightily impressed with what he saw.
The pair have started the Eredivisie brilliantly as PSV top the table with two wins from two. 17-year-old Bakkali has been in particularly blistering form, becoming the youngest ever player in Holland’s top league to score a hat-trick, when he bagged three in a 5-0 demolition of NEC. As a result, the flyer has been called up to Belgium’s national squad, and could make his full debut this evening at home to France alongside the likes of Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Vincent Kompany and Christian Benteke.
Wijnaldum was similarly highly rated as a teenager, but has so far yet to hit the heights that were expected to him as an 18-year-old. Since his move from Feyernoord to PSV in 2011 however, Wijnaldum has started to fulfil his huge potential, and at 22-years-old, the Dutch winger has already scored 38 goals in two seasons at PSV.
Due to their brilliant form, it is unlikely PSV will let the pair go cheaply. Like all Dutch clubs however, the Eindhoven club will be forced to sell if Arsenal come in with a big enough bid.
Arsenal have so far only brought in youngster Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer this summer, and fans will be eager Wenger ties up deals as quickly as possible.