Arsenal Set To Win Race To Sign £8m Starlet

By on April 29, 2015

According to reports, Arsenal are in pole position to see-off competition from both Manchester clubs to sign Charlton starlet Joe Gomez.

The 17-year-old has emerged as one of the most highly-rated young defenders outside of the Premier League after enjoying his breakthrough season at The Valley  that’s seen him rack up 23 first team appearances so far.

The youngster has largely been learning his trade as a right-back but it’s believed his long-term position will be in the middle of defence.

His potential has alerted some of England’s biggest clubs with Arsenal and Manchester City both strongly linked with a move for the player in recent months, while Manchester United are also understood to have made firm enquiries.

However, the Mirror claim that Arsenal are now firmly in pole position to snap up the highly-rated defender this summer and are closing in on an £8m deal.

Gomez is already an England under-19 international and is tipped to have a bright future but it appears we’re ready to use our strong relationship with Charlton to secure his signature.

If we do end up signing Gomez, I doubt the youngster will be pushing for a first team place for at least a couple of years but he sounds like an exciting young talent so hopefully we can get a deal over the line ahead of City and Utd.

One Comment

  1. Charlton supporter

    April 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Why do you assume that Joe Gomez is going to move to Arsenal ? (or other premiership club). He is 17 and will be a lynch pin of the charlton defence getting plenty of games and first team football at (hopefully) near the top of the division. Charlton supporters love him as well. Another situation such as Arsenal will mean that he will get no first team football and be stuck in the reserves. Diego Poyet’s situation at WHU is a perfect example of this. If Poyet had stayed at Charlton he would have a lots of first team competitive football under his belt.

    Joe Gomez can negotiate to stay at Charlton and move at a better time in his development.

    Not a done deal.

    Charlton Athletic supporter

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