Arsenal to offer Danish goalie Lucas Martin a 2-year contract

By on April 8, 2024

Lucas Martin

According to Tipsbladet via Teamtalk, Arsenal are ready to offer young goalkeeper Lucas Martin a two-year contract after a successful trial at the club.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper, who hopes to play for a big European club, decided not to extend his contract with FC Nordsjaelland so is currently a free agent.

Due to his lack of affiliation with a specific club, he has had the opportunity to train with various teams. Martin has spent time training with Arsenal recently and it appears he’s done enough to impress Mikel Arteta and his coaching staff.

Martin to Arsenal

According to Tipsbladet via TeamTalk, the Gunners want to sign him and are ready to offer him a two-year contract. However, they face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain as the French giants are also prepared to table a two-year deal.

The young Danish goalie has sparked interest from all around Europe after impressing with the Danish U17 and U18’s, but the report suggests it’s now a straight fight between Arsenal and PSG for his services.

The Gunners are in the market for a goalkeeper as Aaron Ramsdale is set to leave in the summer after losing his first team place. The report says Arsenal want around £40m for Ramsdale with Chelsea and Newcastle among those interested.

It remains to be seen whether Martin is viewed as a player ready for a place in the first team squad or if Arteta would put him into the young teams first.

Martins is a promising prospect, as his Danish U-18 coach, Stensgaard, said.

“He’s a real winner, and he will do everything he can to win,” Stensgaard told Tipsbladet.

“He trains insanely well and gives it his all on the pitch, and that also means that he takes the lead in that part when we play the games. He sets a standard that we are here because we have to win and not just play the game.”

Arsenal have one of the best young academy’s in the country and they may feel Martin needs time in the youth set-up before he’s ready to train with the first team on a regular basis.