Arsenal have set their sights on signing the Hoffenheim winger Philipp Ochs, according to reports from Bild.
German outlet claims that Ochs impressed Arsenal scouts during the ongoing European Under-19 Championship who are pushing Arsene Wenger to make an official bid this summer.
Ochs recently scored a stunning hat-trick against Portugal’s Under-19 side and is bracing himself for an offer from Arsenal.
Wenger see the 19-year old as the perfect fit to bring the much needed consistency and craft in the wide areas. Likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Chamberlin have promised so much but have hardly been able to deliver on the big stages.
Although Ochs is just 19-year-old right now, but he made quite an impression last season by featuring 13 times in Bundesliga for Hoffenheim.
The German club are prepared to let go of their prized asset if a sizable bid comes along. According to Bild, Arsenal will put forward their opening offer for the player which could be enough to complete their third summer signing of the season.
Philipp Ochs – Are you serious?
At this point of time even if this player is as good as Neymar or Lionel Messi, Arsenal fans would go nuts to see yet another soon-to-be star signed by their club.
Takuma Asano’s transfer was a major disappointment after the Gunners looked poised to sign the likes of Jamie Vardy and Romelu Lukaku.
Now with Gonzalo Higuain linked with the club, Philipp Ochs’ signing would be nothing short of a letdown for Arsenal supporters.