Arsenal have set their sights on signing Leicester City starlet Dennis Gyamfi this summer, Football Insider can reveal.
The London giants are among a number of top clubs keeping close tabs on the right-back, 18, as he prepares to leave the King Power Stadium.
An Arsenal source has told Football Insider that the club are aware that Gyamfi’s scholarship contract is due to expire next month and he will be available as a free agent.
There would be a fee payable to Leicester, however, that as compensation for the teenager’s development costs over the last two years.
Gyamfi, who is of Ghanaian descent and has been capped by Holland at Under-19 level, joined the Premier League high flyers on a scholarship agreement in 2018.
He has played predominantly for Leicester Under-18s – 27 times in total – and made his Under-23 debut in Premier League 2 in January.
Gyamfi’s path to the Leicester first team is blocked by Ricardo Pereira, widely regarded as one of the outstanding right-backs in the Premier League.
The Foxes also signed James Justin from Luton Town last summer for a fee of around £8million after beating off rival top-flight interest.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has already showed during his short tenure a real enthusiasm for promoting top young talent.
Eddie Nketiah has regularly been selected to spearhead the attack, while Bukayo Sako, 18, is already an established member of the starting XI on the left flank.
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