‘Bring Him In’ ‘Kid’s The Real Deal’ ‘Gabriel Upgrade’ Fans Excited As Romano Makes Arsenal Transfer Claim

Arsenal have made signing Ajax centre-back Jorrel Hato a “priority” for the summer transfer window, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The teenager has been tracked by the Gunners for quite some time and speaking on the Here We Go podcast, Romano said that a bid for the Dutch international is on the cards:

“Arsenal are also working on their future, they have many wonderkids in their academy but there is a player they’re after and he’s playing at Ajax, he’s a centre-back and it’s Jorrel Hato. Hato signed a new deal with Ajax a few months ago, Ajax are obviously more than happy with him and hoping to keep Hato at the club in the summer. But Arsenal are still following him.”

“They’ve tracked him multiple times, they believe he is a top, top centre back in terms of potential, so keep an eye on Arsenal. They are still pushing on Hato and they believe they are frontrunners in the race to sign him. Let’s see if they can make it happen this summer, or has to be in the future, but Hato remains one of the priority names on Arsenal’s list.”

Fans on X are very much on board with Arsenal making a move for Hato in the coming weeks:

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The defender has already made 60 senior appearances for Ajax despite only turning 18 in March. He has even been given the captain’s armband on three separate occasions this season.

Hato got his first senior cap for the Netherlands back in November, playing the second half of the 6-0 win over Gibraltar. While he is usually deployed in the middle of defence, he can play at left-back if required. With the Gunners said to be keen on strengthening in that area, it appears the Dutchman will be seriously considered as a transfer target.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.