Arsenal tap ‘next Jaap Stam’

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Reports in the Dutch media have recently suggested that Feyenoord’s promising defender Stefan de Vrij has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Arsenal. reports that speculation arose when Gunners chief scout Steve Rowley was spotted casting his eye over the 19-year-old talent in action during a recent Eredivisie match against ADO Den Haag.

With his increasingly commanding displays this season, de Vrij continues to gather admirers and has even had some elements of the media drawing comparisons with former Manchester United legend Jaap Stam.

Arsenal are preparing to launch a bid in the region of £3million to lure the teenage sensation to the Emirates Stadium after Arsene Wenger looked favourably upon the recommendation report sent back from the Gunners’ scout.


Having established himself as a first-team regular in Rotterdam this season, de Vrij has quickly developed into a combative defensive ace.

If Arsenal were to clinch a deal for the player in the summer, the Daily Mail reports that Wenger would be prepared to loan de Vrij back to Feyenoord for another season with a view to continuing his progression.

Arsenal will be confident of landing their man after de Vrij was quoted in the media saying he would relish the chance to join the Gunners in a summer switch to North London.

"That my name has been associated with Arsenal, excited me. I'm not going to lie. I don't believe it was just rumours. Where there's smoke, there's fire," he proclaimed.

With another central defensive addition a priority for Wenger when the transfer window reopens in June, all that remains to be seen is whether or not Arsenal will raid Holland and stock de Vrij this summer.

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