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Arsenal looking to repeat William Saliba transfer with exciting 17-year-old defender

Arsenal are interested in signing Wolfsburg wonderkid David Odogu who is highly rated

Arsenal have one of the best centre backs in world football at the moment in William Saliba whom they signed in 2018 at the age of 17 for £27million. It was a transfer that raised eyebrows at the time because of how young Saliba was and his relatively limited first team experience.

He was immediately shipped out on loan to Saint Etienne which followed another stint at Nice and Marseille before returning to Arsenal last season to establish himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

Now, as the transfer market continues to inflate, Arsenal are eager to replicate the success by signing another promising talent before they reach superstar status.

Recent reports suggest that both Arsenal and Chelsea are expressing interest in the January transfer window for Wolfsburg wonderkid David Odogu, as detailed by the Daily Mail.
Although no formal offers have been made, the mutual interest from both clubs is evident. Odogu, despite being only 17 years old, has made a significant impact at Die Wölfe this season, earning a place in the first team.
Chelsea, following Todd Boehly’s transfer policy, are known for scouting and acquiring young talents worldwide. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Mikel Arteta are looking to strengthen their defensive options in January. Despite Odogu’s youth, he is seen as a potential asset for the future.

Standing at an impressive 6ft 2, David Odogu exudes confidence on the field, contributing a goal and two assists for Wolfsburg thus far. While Arsenal and Chelsea emerge as front-runners in the race for Odogu, other contenders, including Brentford and Leicester City, are also in the mix.

Despite lacking the financial resources and pedigree of Arsenal and Chelsea, Brentford and Leicester City might offer Odogu more playing time. The sheer size of Chelsea’s squad could potentially lead to players getting lost in the mix, whereas Arsenal already boasts one of the world’s best center-backs in William Saliba

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