It is being widely reported in the Italian media that Arsenal has sent scouts to watch Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet.
CalcioMercato citing La Gazzetta dello Sport, was reporting prior to yesterday game between Sampdoria and Lazio that Arsenal scouts would be in attendance and that it was the Belgium international that they were going to watch.
Praet is being viewed as a possible replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey and you have to think that we are seriously interested if we are sending scouts to monitor the player.
Apparently, the Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has admitted that they will probably be losing the 24-year-old in the summer and is looking to receive a fee in the region of £22 Million, a figure we can certainly afford.
Praet is an attacking midfielder in the same mould as Ramsey but with just two goals and two assists from 30 Serie A games this season he is hardly prolific.
That said, Juventus are also reportedly interested in his services and so he must have something about him that has two of Europe’s top clubs keeping an eye on him.
I have only really seen him on video and he does appear to be very talented, judge for yourselves in this video and comment on whether you feel he would be a good signing.