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Arsenal ‘keeps an eye on Real Madrid star Cesar Gelabert’ while Borussia Dortmund and Lyon keep their finger on the pulse

Arsenal ‘follows Real Madrid star Cesar Gelabert’ while Borussia Dortmund and Lyon are watching the 19-year-old midfielder for the summer transfer window

  • Arsenal succeeds Real Madrid youngster Cesar Gelabert, according to AS
  • The Spaniard has caught the eye this season at a number of clubs across Europe
  • Borussia Dortmund and Lyon are also on the hunt to sign the 19-year-old
  • Mikel Arteta has seen Gelabert in youth matches against Spurs and Chelsea

Arsenal follows Real Madrid youngster Cesar Gelabert as the Gunners join numerous European clubs looking to secure the services of Spanish talent this summer.

Despite not yet playing in the first team, the 19-year-old is considered one of Los Blancos’ top talent. Gelabert also appeared in the youth set up for the national team, picking up the U17 European championships before losing to England in the U17 World Cup final in India.

And Gelabert has been identified as a potential target by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, after being impressed by his fellow Spaniard at youth matches for Madrid, according to AS.

Arsenal follows Real Madrid star Cesar Gelabert ahead of a move this summer

Arsenal follows Real Madrid star Cesar Gelabert ahead of a move this summer

The 19-year-old has impressed Madrid's youth and is seen as a future star

The 19-year-old has impressed Madrid's youth and is seen as a future star

The 19-year-old has impressed Madrid’s youth and is seen as a future star

Arteta was present when Gelabert represented Madrid this season in the youth of Tottenham and Chelsea. The Spain U19 international also scored against Spurs.

However, the Gunners will have to wait for competition from other European clubs if they want to bring in the teenager.

French side Lyon has reportedly turned down a midfielder bid, while Borussia Dortmund is also keeping a close eye on Gelabert after making successful moves in recent years for some of the continent’s best youngsters.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning to rebuild Emirates Stadium next summer

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning to rebuild Emirates Stadium next summer

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning to rebuild Emirates Stadium next summer

Arteta is planning a summer rebuild with the Gunners and has seen younger players’ signings as the way forward as he seeks to impose his positive brand of football on the Emirates.

So impressed was he with young Gabriel Martinelli, who signed Arsenal for £ 6m last summer, Arteta wants to capture the acquisitions of more exciting youngsters in the next transfer window.


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