Last weekend Arsenal dispatched scouts to Eastern Europe to report back on Polish goalkeeping sensation Bartlomej Dragowski after learning of Liverpool’s interest in the 18-year-old shot-stopper.
And it is not only English Premier League clubs that are looking to try and sign the future star, but Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid and Italian Serie A club AS Roma too, according to the Daily Mail. The report claims Atletico have already made his club an offer of £2 million, while they see £4 million as a more realistic amount considering how much he could be worth down the road.
The U-18 Polish international is currently the starting goalkeeper for Jagiellonia Bialystok, a club that was founded in 1920 and is a part of Poland’s top league, the Ekstraklasa.
Meanwhile, Chelsea also had scouts on hand to watch the away match between Dragowski’s Jagiellonia Bialystok and league rivals Ruch Chorzow, but were there to check on Chorzow striker Mariusz Stepinski – who the Daily Mail claim is being talked up as the next Robert Lewandowski after having scored 11 goals in 18 matches so far this season.
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The 20-year-old striker did not do himself any favours in the 0-4 loss last Friday night, but at least the player Arsenal were there to watch kept a clean sheet.