Arsenal have joined the race to sign PAOK forward Giannis Konstantelias this January, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Konstantelias profiled
The Premier League giants find themselves at the top of the table after a flying start to the season, though they will no doubt want to bolster their squad even further to ensure they maintain their leading position.
The Greek youth international spent the second half of last season out on loan at KAS Eupen, but since returning to his parent club has discovered some impressive form that has led to him attracting interest from the Emirates Stadium.
The Latest: Gunners to send scouts
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal have ‘joined the race’ for Konstantelias, with Edu ‘expected to send scouts’ to watch him in action later this month.
PAOK value the 19-year-old at £10m, with the report suggesting that should any kind of deal be agreed before the end of the window, the likelihood is that he would remain on loan in the Super League until the conclusion of the current term.
Konstantelias at Arsenal?
The Verdict: One for the future
Konstantelias is still at such a young age, but as a player with so much potential to give, he is definitely one for the future under Mikel Arteta.
The Volos native already has four assists to his name this campaign, and offers plenty of versatility with the ability to operate on the left-wing alongside as an attacking midfielder (Transfermarkt).
The Gunners aren’t alone in their pursuit, with six other clubs also tracking the talented prospect, so the top-flight side will have to be the first to put money on the table should they want to secure his services.