Arsenal and Man Utd locked in transfer battle for 19y/o

Arsenal have been linked with one of Israel’s best young talents

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Arsenal and Manchester United are two of the frontrunners in the race to sign one of Israel’s finest young talents, according to reports.

The Gunners are in the market for another central attacking midfielder who can provide further competition to captain Martin Odegaard and new signing Kai Havertz.

Mikel Arteta has proven himself as an excellent coach who can harness the ability of young players and he has proven that with the development of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba.

The Spaniard is renowned for having one eye on the future and he is hoping to build a team that is strong enough to dethrone Pep Guardiola’s Man City team.

One potential target for Arteta appears to be teenage sensation Oscar Gloukh, but the Gunners could face opposition from Man Utd, according to The Sun.

Gloukh is a 19-year-old midfielder who made a name for himself by progressing through the academy of one of Israel’s leading clubs Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Gloukh was a standout player in the team’s academy system and he also played for Israel at U16,U18, U19 and U21 level.

His form for Israel in the U19 European Championship in 2022 caught the attention of football scouts around the world and he scored three goals, including one in the final as his team finished runners-up behind England.

Gloukh, who also registered two assists in that competition, was placed in the U19 Team of the Tournament for his efforts.

Red Bull Salzburg quickly moved for Gloukh in January 2023 for a fee of around £7m and just six months later he lifted his first piece of silverware by lifting the Austrian title.

Gloukh will compete in the Champions League in Group D where his team will be paired with Real Sociedad, Inter Milan and Benfica.

The Israel international will hope to make an impression in the tournament and he could well follow in the footsteps of Red Bull alumni Dominik Szoboszlai, Erling Haaland, Sadio Mane and Benjamin Sesko who have all gone on to make major moves to European clubs