Rennes Youngster Claims Paul-Georges Ntep Has Signed For Arsenal

By on January 12, 2014

Has it happened Gooners? Have we made our first signing of the January transfer window?

Well, according to Rennes youth player Ousmane Dembele, Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Rennes striker Paul-Georges Ntep.

Dembele has caused quite a stir among Arsenal fans on Twitter on Sunday night after posting a tweet earlier this evening claiming that team mate Ntep will be joining Arsenal:

The tweet roughly translates to say that Ntep has been bought by Arsenal and will immediately be loaned back to Rennes.

The news comes just 24 hours after Ntep teased fans by posting a photo of him on the Eurostar en route to London on Saturday evening.

Rumours claim he, along with his agent, were heading to the capital to hold talks with Arsenal officials and it seems a deal may have been reached….if you believe Dembele, that is.

We’ve been strongly linked with Ntep in recent months, so the 16-year-old’s claim is certainly believable. He might get a slap on the wrists for leaking the deal if it does turn out to be true, but that’s the wonder of social media these days!

Ntep isn’t the big-money signing we’re hoping for and it sounds as though he won’t even be with the club for the second half of the season, but he’s highly-rated in France and could turn out to be an excellent signing in the future.

Obviously nothing official has been released by Rennes or Arsenal, but let’s see how this develops over the coming days.