Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to consider renewing his efforts to sign wonderkid Riechedly Bazoer from Ajax, according the MailOnline.
The 19-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in Holland and was recently called up to Danny Blind's senior national squad. He failed to emerge from the bench against Kazakhstan but is expected to make his international bow before next summer's European Championships.
Bazoer originally came to the attention of Arsenal three years ago while he was making his way through the famous Ajax youth system. He was offered the chance to move to north London but turned it down in favour of continuing his education in Amsterdam.
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Arsenal scouts have continued to keep tabs on the midfielder since then and have been impressed with his development. As a result, they are encouraging Wenger to make another bid to sign him in January.
Wenger has shown a determination to dig out Europe's youngest gems, committing over £2million to sign Polish youngster Krystian Bielik last January before completing deals for Lens prodigies Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune in the summer.
Bazoer only turned 19 on Monday but has already become an established member in Frank de Boer's team, starting 12 of Ajax's games in all competitions this season.
He is yet to grab his first goal for the club, but has contributed two assists so far and has come to the attention of a number of top European clubs, although MailOnline do not allude to the names of those outfits.
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Arsenal have a number of young midfielders in their ranks already with the likes of Gedion Zelalem trying to break into the first-team by impressing on loan with Rangers. Even Jack Wilshere, who is currently injured, has struggled to find his place in the team in recent months. A new midfielder to compete with will not be a welcome sight for either of them.