ARSENAL are interested in signing teenage defender Aron Sanchez, according to reports.
The 18-year-old has impressed in the Peruvian top flight and will be easier to sign than a lot of European players due to new Brexit transfer rules.
Mikel Arteta wants to revamp his Arsenal squad this summerCredit: EPA
According to football.london, Sanchez – also known as Jose Sanchez – has been offered a trial at the Emirates.
The centre-back has enjoyed a remarkable rise in the last 12 months, breaking into Academia Cantolao’s team and making 20 appearances in the Peruvian Primera Division.
Sanchez is also on the cusp of becoming a full international, earning a place in Peru’s provisional Copa America squad before being cut.
Arsenal are believed to be looking to South America for talent after new rules were introduced following Brexit to make it harder to sign players from second tier European leagues.
Players will need to receive a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) to play in England, which they are more likely to obtain if they are a full international.
Those who aren’t will need to accumulate 15 or more points based on the quality of the league, with Mexican, Argentinian and Brazilian competitions deemed to be the best in South America.
Sanchez won’t need to worry about that, though, as he’s likely to become a full Peru international in the coming months.
Reports suggest Arsenal are going to splash the cash this summer, with Leicester star James Maddison a rumoured target.
They are believed to have made a £40million offer for Brighton defender Ben White – and he is said to be keen on a move to the Emirates.
Another player linked with the Gunners is midfielder Houssem Aouar, with Lyon reportedly willing to let the player go for £20m.
And there have been rumours connecting the Premier League giants with Italy international Manuel Locatelli.
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