Barcelona join Arsenal in race for Riechedly Bazoer

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Barcelona have joined the race for highly sought-after Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer.

It had previously been reported that Arsenal were keeping tabs on the 19-year-old with a view of taking him to the Emirates.

However, the Gunners will face opposition from the Blaugrana, who will be looking to bring fresh faces into the Camp Nou when their transfer ban is lifted in January. Bayern Munich are also said to be interested. 


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According to Sport, via talkSPORT, Barcelona sent technical director Roberto Fernandez to watch Bazoer in action for the Dutch senior side. However, he did not make it onto the pitch during their crunch tie with the Czech Republic.

Luis Enrique's side is looking increasingly strained, even at this early stage in the season, and the new year can not come round soon enough.

With Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal waiting in the wings in Catalunya, their midfield will receive a much-needed boost. However, the long-term injury to Rafinha Alcantara still leaves them looking light.

Having emerged from Ajax's famed academy, Bazoer has gone from strength-to-strength in the Dutch capital - playing every Eredivisie game for the Amsterdam club this season.

The Dutch Under-21's game time would be restricted was he to move to Spain, but the same could be said about a potential switch to England.

When fit, even Jack Wilshere fails to nail down a continual starting spot in the Arsenal side - showcasing the level of competition at the Gunners. 

His development may be best served remaining under the stewardship of Frank de Boer, but the bright lights of Europe's elite may prove too tempting for the midfielder to turn down.

What would be the best move for Riechedly Bazoer: Arsenal, Barcelona or Bayern Munich? Have your say in the comments section below!

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