Arsenal and Leicester City are thought to be interested in signing the Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci.
The 19-year-old has been outstanding for the Italian club in the second division, and he has two goals and four assists to his name this season.
Apparently, the Gunners and the Foxes are looking to bring the player to England, and they have already made contact with the player’s agent regarding a potential move at the end of the season.
The midfielder has a contract with the Italian club until the summer of 2022, and they will be forced to sell him this summer if the player does not sign a contract extension.
Empoli cannot afford to lose the talent like him on a free transfer next summer. Arsenal and Leicester will look to make the most of the opportunity and snap him up.
The 19-year-old is a prodigious talent with a massive future ahead of him, and he could be a solid long term investment for both Premier League clubs.
The likes of Arsenal and Leicester have a rich history of nurturing young talent, and they could help Ricci fulfil his potential in the Premier League and develop into a top-class player.
If the 19-year-old manages to achieve his potential with the Premier League clubs, he could end up saving them millions of pounds in the transfer market.
Given his contract situation, the midfielder is unlikely to cost a lot, and the transfer looks like a no brainer.
It will be interesting to see who ends up signing the talented Italian eventually.
The player is valued at around £10 million, and that should not be a problem for either Arsenal or Leicester City.