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Arsenal make back-room staff signing

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Arsenal have beaten Spurs to signing up former-Tottenham scout Ian Broomfield to lead their summer transfer plans, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal will hand Arsene Wenger up to £80m to improve the Gunners squad this summer, but his first acquisition is the recruitment of ex-Spurs back-room staffer Broomfield.

Tottenham wanted Broomfield back at White Hart Lane after he resigned from his role at Queens Park Rangers earlier this week.

But the report claims Arsenal have snapped him up. He has one of the best contact books in the game, and is particularly well-known for his ability to scout up-and-coming talent in South America.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wanted to bring Broomfield back to White Hart Lane following a disappointing summer in the transfer market.

Despite being flush with cash following the Gareth Bale sale, Tottenham struggled to spend the £80m windfall effectively.

Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen are just four of the players brought in by Andre Villas-Boas that have not panned out as planned so far.

But Broomfield will instead bring his expertise to their north London rivals at the Emirates Stadium. The report notes he will work closely with the existing scouting operation led by Steve Rowley.

Broomfield said yesterday: “The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of Europe’s top clubs, like Arsenal, was too good to turn down.

“I appreciated my time at QPR with Harry, but this is an exciting challenge which I’m looking forward to.”

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