Arsenal have a historic tradition of improving French youngsters into first-team stars, and it appears as if the Gunners have identified their next target in holding midfielder Eduardo Camavinga.
According to the Daily Mail, cited by the Mirror, Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Tottenham in tracking the teenager.
The 16-year-old excelled for Rennes in their Ligue 1 fixture against Paris Saint-Germain on the weekend, providing an assist for Romain del Castillo in a 2-1 win.
And these fans were quick to share their excitement on the news by taking to social media.
Twitter: Camavinga… #AFC #signhimup (@azman2323)
Twitter: @Arsenal @MatteoGuendouzi @LacazetteAlex @UnaiEmery_ @DaniCeballos46 Announce camavinga (@alandavidkelly)
Twitter: @UnaiEmery_ @Arsenal we need to sign him & loan him back to Rennes for two years (Eduardo Camavinga) (@Lowkeysmallz1)
Twitter: Eduardo camavinga is real talent @Arsenal sign him up please (@AYOMIDE_SUPER)
Read Arsenal verdict
He’s just bossed Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 16. Surely that’s enough?
The Angola-born midfielder stands at 6ft tall and has all the attributes needed in a defensive midfielder. He’s quick, intelligent and powerful and his positional sense has come in for plenty of praise in France.
Camavinga is already playing like a seasoned professional, so it’s a scary thought to think what level he could be at come five years time.
Rennes have already tied down the in-demand teenager to a long-term contract which runs to 2022, so if the Gunners are to bring him to the Emirates, they’ll certainly need to write a large cheque for his services.