More Premier League sides join Spurs in chasing Maitland Niles

Sky Sports is reporting that Wolves have entered the race to sign Arsenal academy product, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The midfielder who can also play in defence has been at Arsenal since he was 16 and he is one of the successful graduates from the club’s academy.

A midfielder by trade, he has hardly been used in his preferred position, but his versatility has also been the reason why he has been given chances to play.

He featured and did well as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the most recent FA Cup final, however, he has been told that he will be sold if any team makes a good offer for him.

Tottenham became interested in signing him as Jose Mourinho considers new recruits to add to his team.

The Lilywhites are not alone with Wolves now joining the race to sign him and he is also being monitored by Newcastle United, claims the same report.

SkySports also reports that Mikel Arteta wants to keep him but the Spaniard has been told that he will have to sell before he can buy and Maitland-Niles is one of the few valuable players that the club can make good money from.

The report adds that he is valued at £20m by the Gunners, it remains unclear if the Gunners will reduce their asking price especially because this is a tough financial period for every team.

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14 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    Either we should not be selling or we should be asking more than has been mooted. There must be players we can let go before AMN.

    1. SueP says:

      In answer to you last point it’s more a case of who will buy the players that are surplus I suppose

      Crazy really when you may have to sell someone you want to keep but there are players you can’t get rid of due either to wages, age or suitability to a buyer

  2. Idealking says:

    Pls let’s not sell ‘Niles….we need to keep our best young players if we want to get up there and stay there too….not for peanuts…… remember Serg Gnabry like just yesterday…..

  3. ibrahim says:

    Big mistake to sell, his performance against liverpool & Chelsea affirmed his known versatility and a surprising hidden potential @ LB where he dominated the opponent in those two games.
    Its not surprising that many clubs are already showing their interest in him.
    He should not be sold (especially to Spurs) lest we regret it like we did with Serge Gnabry.

  4. Howard says:

    Get rid of Kolasnic instead

  5. AlexLaca9 says:

    Slap a minimum price of 40m on him, he’s young and English. Many others have much higher price tags, and not even half the talent

  6. Stephan Larose says:

    We need English players in the squad and AMN is still young and highly talented, technical, cool-headed and versatile. Worth at least double the asking price.

  7. James Gunner says:

    Every player has his price.No one is indispensable otherwise he could hold the club to ransom.Of course it is on a case by case basis.
    If Abu doesnt sign,I am confident Arteta has plan b.
    He is more pragmatic and is versatile tactically as compared to the ffm.He doesnt attack 100pc.
    Otherwise he would have won the cup

  8. Godswill says:

    It will be a great mistake to sell this guy.
    Let us not repeat Gnabry’s case. AMN is a utility player and young too.
    I’m sure it is not the will of Arteta.

  9. ClassyGunner says:

    The entire management needs to be fired instantly if AMN is sold within the league for 20M. He should not be sold unless for silly money

  10. Davars says:

    I prefer we sell bellerin instead of AMN and lots more players like torreira helnany kolasinac and other

  11. Declan says:

    £20 million is ridiculously cheap for a player of his capabilities.

  12. Grandad says:

    The fact that a pack of sides are interested in him, confirms the guy is a talent who we should keep and deploy on a regular basis,preferably in CM or RWB.

  13. Aaron says:

    He’s a homegrown player with talent he ain’t going for $20, that’s for damn sure.

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