Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly hijacked Arsenal’s deal for St-Etienne 18-year-old centre back William Saliba by bidding €30 and offering him back on loan to the French side (RMC).
Arsenal were apparently a few minor details from agreeing a deal with St-Etienne, after already reaching a five-year contract agreement with Saliba himself (Guardian).
Pochettino may be looking for a long-term replacement for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, with Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth also waiting in the wings.
The sheer number of ‘Welcome to Arsenal’ YouTube highlights for Saliba shows exactly how close he was to sealing a move to the Gunners.
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