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Is Arsene Wenger Scouting Gareth Bale 2.0?

The Gunners are making waves again as the transfer window beckons. 

According to the Daily Mail there’s already a new Gareth Bale. The man in question is Acharaf Laazar, who currently plies his trade for Serie B side Varese, and his agent’s already moving quick to tout him about to potential suitors.

One of those teams is Arsenal, with manager Arsene Wenger reportedly keeping tabs on the availability of the 20-year-old left-sided player. Dubbed the ‘new Gareth Bale’ by former QPR defender Mauro Milanese, the Morrocan is said to be ready for the challenge of a move to England.

Coincidentally Milanese is also now sporting director of Laazar’s current side, and recommended the aforementioned Bale to AC Milan having endured a roasting from the Spurs star in the Championship when the Welshman was at Southampton. And now for some reason Milanese’s now telling the world he believes his club’s prize asset can emulate Bale’s astonishing rise.

His agent Ali Barat also seems eager to sell the merits of his client to all interested parties, telling talkSPORT:

“There’s been a lot of interest from plenty of clubs from around Europe. He’s very similar to Gareth Bale in terms of his pace and athleticism.” 

“I think he will be a big player in the Premier League very soon.”

As for Arsenal, neither the undependable Andre Santos nor the injury prone Kieran Gibbs have been able to competently fill the position at left-back vacated by Gael Clichy, prompting Wenger to scour Europe for better options.

Although originally seen as a winger, Lazaar has since established himself as one of Europe’s most sought talents since converting to left back. Yet to be capped by Morocco, the starlet is eligible to play for Italy having lived there most his life, and is also attracting interest from Milan, Everton and Mallorca.

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