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Arsenal & Leicester City interested in Ismael Doukoure

Arsenal & Leicester City interested in Ismael Doukoure

Reports stemming from France have credited both Arsenal and Leicester City with an interest in Ismael Doukoure.

Who is Ismael Doukoure?

Ismael Doukoure is currently plying his trade in the French second tier, with Valenciennes.

Doukoure is just 17 years of age, and made the move to Valenciennes from Lille back in 2017.

The young centre-back made his senior debut for the club earlier this season, featuring for 90 minutes in a Ligue 2 clash vs FC Sochaux.

Doukoure has since gone on to line out on a further 14 occasions, putting in a number of impressive displays, primarily as a central defender, but also once in a left-wing-back role.

Arsenal & Leicester linked with Ismael Doukoure

Doukoure’s current contract with Valenciennes runs until the summer of 2023.

Despite his very limited experience at the top level, though, the Lille-born Frenchman appears to be attracting interest from some fairly big sides.

According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Premier League outfits Leicester City and Arsenal are showing an interest in the stopper. Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg are also said to have made an approach.

No potential transfer fee is mentioned in the report, but do Arsenal really need to be pursuing Doukoure, regardless of the sum involved?

Arsenal & Leicester City interested in Ismael Doukoure

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: William Saliba of Arsenal during the PL2 match between Arsenal U23 and Everton U23 at Emirates Stadium on November 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The Gunners have already signed a young centre-back from France in William Saliba, who, despite having much more experience under his belt, Mikel Arteta is yet to utilise.

Yes, Arsenal could still probably do with one or two more additions at the back, especially if David Luiz leaves in the summer.

But surely the north Londoners would be better served spending their money on either a centre-half with more experience, or on other areas of the club’s squad?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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