Wenger keen to beat Newcastle to Thauvin signing.
Arsenal are set to make a move for Bastia’s Florian Thauvin, Fanatix has learnt.
The French teenager has been setting Ligue 1 alight this season with a string of impressive performances.
Bastia are enjoying their first season back in Ligue 1 after having won promotion last season and Thauvin’s performances in their midfield have led the club to the relative safety of 13th place.
Thauvin has represented the French national side throughout the youth team levels and while his name has yet to become well-known outside of France, he is a player that has perked the interest of scouts from a range of top European clubs.
Wenger hopes that he can persuade Thauvin to join him at the Emirates by pointing to his long history of success in nurturing young French talent.
Newcastle are reported to have made a £2 million bid for the player but the Gunners are ready to dwarf that by at least doubling that amount.
In case any of you are still unconvinced, check out this video of Thauvin scoring in Bastia’s 3-1 victory over Bordeaux earlier in the season.
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