Arsenal move for Rangers starlet who could join the club’s chief talent spotter

Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on a talented teenage goalkeeper.
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Arsenal have joined the list of Premier League clubs that are tracking Rangers starlet Mason Munn, according to reports from Football Insider. The 17-year-old goalkeeper is said to be earning ‘rave reviews’ after ‘excellent outings’ for the Rangers B team this season and is tipped to become a first team regular in years to come.

Munn is a highly rated goalkeeper who has represented Northern Ireland at both U17 and U19 level. Reports claim that the Gunners have made multiple checks to see the player in action as they plan for the potential departure of either David Raya or Aaron Ramsdale.

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The Northern Irish goalkeeper was reportedly seen as a real coup for Rangers when they signed him from Glentoran on a free transfer in 2022 and Football Insider has revealed that the Gers fought off interest from a number of interested parties at the time.

Former Rangers scout Phil Cowen spearheaded the pursuit to sign the goalkeeper, but he has since left the Ibrox side to join Arsenal’s recruitment team. Cowen is already known to be an admirer of Munn and it appears the scout with 15 years of experience will once again look to sign him.

Talks of a transfer come amid widespread rumours surrounding the future of Ramsdale who has struggled for regular first team football since Raya’s arrival. Ramsdale has made just five league appearances this season and with Euro 2024 on the horizon reports from a number of outlets have suggested that St James’ Park could be a possible destination after the injury of Nick Pope.

Daily Mail reports claim the goalkeeper is 3/1 odds to join the Magpies in January, although Mikel Arteta has publicly dismissed rumours of a winter exit for the ex-Bournemouth man.

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