Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to agree his second winter signing, even though the January transfer window does not open for another couple of days, according to the Daily Express. The report suggests that Anderlecht midfielder Andy Najar is the second name on Wenger’s hit list, following the soon to be announced signing of Mohamed Elneny from Basel.
The 22-year-old Honduran international is a product of MLS side DC United’s academy, and while born in Choluteca Honduras, was brought up in Virginia after moving to the United States with his parents at the age of 13.
In December of 2010, Najar signed a multi-year-contract to play in the MLS for DC United, and was named 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year. He was also the only member of the team to be called up to take part in the 2012 London Olympics, according to the official MLS website.
Belgium Jupiler league side Anderlecht signed Najar in January 2013, and have primarily played him as a right winger. He apparently caught Arsene Wenger’s attention when the two clubs met during Champions League competition last season, and the Frenchman is now ready to make a move.
Arsenal scouts have been tracking his progress for quite some time, and after watching him play against Tottenham during this season’s Europa League, have decided to launch a bid.
We aren’t the only ones who are after his signature though, as the Express’ report claims Fiorentina are also keen on signing the young midfielder.
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