Arsenal planning surprise move for 16-year-old French centre-back

The race to sign El Chadaille Bitshiabu is heating up this summer. The PSG centre-back has become an in-demand prospect in the market, with Arsenal becoming the latest team to be linked with a move for the defender after the end of the campaign.

The Gunners have already offered U17 France international the chance to become a part of their long-term project under the Spanish manager, who himself has recently penned a contract extension at Arsenal.

The Gunners, though, could face stiff competition from other European teams in the battle to add El Chadaille, as he is rated highly in the continent.

Bayern Munich and PL rivals Man City are some of the teams other than the Gunners who have expressed the desire to add Bitshiabu, while Austrian giants RB Salzburg are involved in the equation as well.

A centre-back by trade, the 16-year-old defender a product of the PSG academy that has developed countless young footballers in recent years, including Nkunku, Moussa Diaby, and Zagadou and Kimpembe.

Although yet to make his professional debut, the French centre-back has shown immense promise and talent with his displays in the youth tournaments.

The Frenchman was a constant feature in the PSG team competing in the UEFA Youth League earlier in the seaosn, while the teenage wonderkid was handed his professional debut by Pochettino last month during the victory over Angers.