Premier League giants Gunners and Blues are keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach defender Kaan Kurt. The 18-year-old defender currently stars for Monchengladbach’s second team in Germany fourth division, the ace is yet to make his senior debut for the German club.
Kaan is reportedly valued at £4m, the Germany youth international is contracted until 2022. The Sun hint that due to Gunners limited budget this summer, the London giants may focus on the signings of promising talents.
It’s added that the two London clubs will have to rival Fenerbahce for the defender, it’s not surprising to see them interested in Kaan’s services given that he’s of Turkish descent.
Kaan’s natural position is right-back but the ace has also featured in a more attacking wing-back and even wide midfield role. The ace’s versatility will certainly appeal to interested clubs as Kurt also has some experience of playing on the opposite flank (left).
Kaan has represented Germany at Under-15s, 16s and 17s level. The ace briefly featured for Turkey’s Under-17s but has since switched his allegiance back to Die Mannschaft, winning caps at Under-18s and 19s level.
News of Gunners interest in the German defender comes just a few days after Arsenal were linked with a move for Monchengladbach senior star Nicol Elvedi.