Arsenal's Pursuit of Highly Rated Man City Talent Is Reportedly 'Turning Nasty'

Arsenal are increasingly eager ?on signing highly rated youngster Jadon Sancho from Manchester City.

According to ?the Sun, Arsenal’s pursuit of the 16-year-old is ‘turning nasty’, with chief scout Steve Rowley leading the pursuit of Sancho. Such persistence has led to fears from City that Arsenal are making every effort to sign the wonderkid.

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Arsenal consistently saw a number of their first-team stars swap the Emirates for the Etihad shortly after City’s takeover back in 2008. The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna have all made the switch in recent years, and City are now fearful that Arsenal could be plotting a move of similar perseverance in their bid to sign pacy winger Sancho.

Sancho signed from Watford for £500,000 back in 2015 and has become an increasingly important part of their youth teams, while he has also earned six caps at international level with England’s U17 side. 

England U16 v Norway U16 - U16s International Friendly

Sancho, who is due to turn 17 next month, figures mainly on the left and has a reputation as a goalscorer as well as being a creative force. He is a regular is City’s U23 side and has made four appearances at that level this season, scoring twice. 

Sancho recently signed a contract extension at City which will run until June 2020 and although he has trained with Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad, a move to London may prove to be too good an offer to turn down.

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