Arsenal are “very close” to an agreement with Le Harve for midfielder Pape Gueye, according to Jeunes Footeux. The French website claims the Gunners could sign the 21-year-old for €6m (£5m) at the end of the season.
It was reported in the Spanish press earlier this week that the likes of Sevilla, AC Milan, Valencia and Udinese were all interested in signing the Frenchman, but it appears Arsenal are the frontrunners to sign him. Supporters on Twitter are hoping the club’s scouting network have found another gem:
Pogba-Kante in a person. £5m would be a steal
— DezanAwaludin (@dezan_7) 12 February 2020
Unreal business, been watching this guy for a few years now and seems the real deal
— Sam (@Sam8Day) 12 February 2020
Another Guendouzi but I see him as a typical backup for Xhaka
— Olalekan Olalowo (@SPlowo) 12 February 2020
I hope we get it done soon before Lille use him to replace Soumare
— afolabi (@_harphoo) 12 February 2020
All of a sudden arsenal fans will become Lihue 2 experts
— O.A.S.L🤘🏾 (@_oasl) 12 February 2020
Don Raul making Arsenal French again. You love to see it.
— Lawrence Sciambra (@LawrenceSciambr) 12 February 2020
Matteo Guendouzi part 2?
— Josephhhhh (@njr_josephhhhh) 12 February 2020
Let's hope he doesn't get injuries like Diaby.
— Vedant Nare (@NareVedant) 12 February 2020
Bring on anyone
— A D M I R A B L E _ C R I C H T O N (@CiSZrael) 12 February 2020
Arteta is playing football manager 2020 in real life. 😂
Let's go Boss Arteta! 👊😎
— Shahal (@Zein_Shareef) 12 February 2020
— bushat asllani (@bushatasllani) 12 February 2020
The Gunners certainly did well to pluck Matteo Guendouzi from obscurity when they paid Lorient £7m for the youngster 18 months ago, but it remains to be seen if Gueye would have a similar impact if he were to arrive in England.
The holding midfielder has been likened to a cross between Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, although it must be said that any comparisons must not be taken at face value, with the player plying his trade in Ligue Two.