Oleksandr Zinchenko moved to Man City but the player’s agent has revealed Arsenal were also keen to sign him
Oleksandr Zinchenko’s agent – Sandor Varga – has today claimed that Arsenal were desperate to sign the player before he moved to Man City.
The 19-year old was snapped up by the Etihad Stadium side in the summer but rather than play first-team football for the club, he was subsequently loaned out to PSV.
However, he has bags of potential and when he returns to Man City after his loan spell, if he impresses, he could become a first-team player. However, it didn’t always look like he would end up at Man City.
In fact, according to reports from the player’s agent today, Zinchenko could have instead ended up at Arsenal. Arsene Wenger was apparently very eager to bring the youngster to the Emirates Stadium and was prepared to offer him immediate gametime.
But, a deal was never agreed and the 19-year old instead ended up at rivals City.
Varga, the player’s agent, said to Championat: “Wenger called and said: ‘I have need for that player. He’s going to play in the first team. I know he is only seventeen, but I’m going to write a letter to his family that I will take care of him when he is with us and he’ll play in the first team’.
Despite handing the letter to his parents, no deal was agreed and he instead decided to make the move to Man City.
It’s a case of what might have been for Arsenal – could he have established himself in the Premier League by now? With the player yet untested in English football, we will have to wait and see how he adapts when he returns from his loan spell and if he does get gametime with City.