Arsenal about to make second signing of transfer window after beating Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma to the deal.
Arsenal are on the verge of signing young playmaker Todor Nedelev from Bulgarian outfit Botev Plovdiv.
Italian publication Tutto Mercato claim that the Gunners have beaten AS Roma to the 20 year-old’s signature, with the offer from the north London club presumably sufficiently higher than the €3 million (approximately £2.6m) bid by the Serie A side.
Nedelev is a wonderful prospect, and his form domestically and on the continent so far this season is clear evidence of his potential.
In five games in the Grupa A, the Bulgarian top flight, Nedelev has scored four times and assisted once, and whilst the league in his home country does not really compare to the Barclays Premier League, his figures in the UEFA Europa League are certainly impressive. In his six appearances, he has scored three goals and supplied a single assist, and the youngster is emerging as a real talent.
Nedelev can play on either flank, as well as in attacking midfield, and has even been likened to wantaway Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale. The playmaker was even linked with a move to Spurs to replace the Welshman earlier in the transfer window.
Given that Arsenal have sold Gervinho and released Andrei Arshavin this summer, and that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the next three months, Nedelev could be an invaluable signing.