Alexis Claude-Maurice

Arsenal target Alexis Claude-Maurice tells L’Equipe: ‘I want to join Gladbach’

Arsenal & Lorient’s Alexis Claude-Maurice

In recent days, reports spread linking Arsenal with Lorient’s Alexis Claude-Maurice.

The Gunners have previously done business with the Ligue 2 side, following Matteo Guendouzi’s transfer last summer.

Claude-Maurice, 21, is a striker. Last season, he scored 14 goals for Lorient in Ligue 2.

Just a few days ago, Sky Sports told their readers the following:

France U20 international Alexis Claude-Maurice wants to move to Arsenal but 10 other clubs are trying to sign the Lorient forward.

There are unconfirmed reports that Arsenal made a £14m bid for Claude-Maurice on Saturday.

Claude-Maurice wants Borussia Mönchengladbach move

However, in a new interview with Claude-Maurice in L’Equipe on Wednesday, the striker has suggested that a move to Arsenal is unlikely.

That’s after Claude-Maurice basically issued a come-and-get-me plea to Borussia Mönchengladbach. He said:

I want to join Gladbach. They are a club that focus on young players, there is a good structure, they are playing in the Europa League. I like their project and it suits me.

Who is Alexis Claude-Maurice?

Claude-Maurice, a versatile 21-year-old attacker, came up through the youth ranks of Lorient, before breaking into the club’s first-team setup for the first time in 2017.

And the gifted Paris-native has since gone on to establish himself as one of French football’s most highly-regarded young talents.

Claude-Maurice, who possesses both an eye for goal and a creative streak, can play on either wing, in an attacking midfield role, or even as a forward.

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