This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Hertha Berlin Omar Rekik.
The Premier League club had already agreed on a fee of around £ 900,000 with the German team during the summer transfer window, but the deal could not be completed in time and the transfer will be finalized next month.
According to reports, the defender traveled to London yesterday and the transfer is nearing completion. The defender has confirmed his arrival in London on social media.
The 18-year-old is highly rated in Germany and is seen as a long-term prospect at Arsenal.
It will be interesting to see if Omar Rekik joins the Arsenal quarry after the signing of the signing.
He is too young to be a starter in the Arsenal first team and a stage in the youth will allow him to adapt to his new club and to English football in general.
Alternatively, a loan spell could also do you a lot of good. Arsenal will not be able to accommodate him in their first team squad anytime soon and regular first team football at another club could help him continue his development.
The likes of William Saliba have failed to establish themselves as starters at Arsenal so far this season and Omar Rekik should be in a similar situation as well.
The Gunners have done well to develop young defenders like Bukayo Saka in recent years and it remains to be seen if they can help Omar Rekik realize his potential at Arsenal.