Arsenal In The Hunt To Sign 21-Year-Old Dutch Left-Back
London giants are in negotiations with Feyenoord over the signing of Tyrell Malacia. U21 Netherlands international has emerged as a target for the Gunners, with the Spanish manager desperate to bolster his options in the full-back department this summer……Arsenal In The Hunt To Sign 21-Year-Old Dutch Left-Back
Tyrell is expected to cost nearly £8m, with the Gunners recently opening negotiations with the Eredivisie giants. Although the talk is far from over, Malacia could become the desired replacement for Sead Kolasinac, who joined Schalke on loan in winter and is likely to be offloaded permanently in the summer.
A product of the Feyenoord youth academy, the 21-year-old defender has enjoyed a lot of success in the Eredivisie, since making his breakthrough during the 2017/18 season. He has, in fact, notched up 79 competitive games for the Dutch club in all tournaments, with the current campaign seeing him become the first-choice left-back for Feyenoord.
The Dutch left-back is primarily identified as an attack-minded full-back, who likes to take on the opposing defender and is capable of threading in crosses into the box.
He has consistently averaged over one key pass and successful take-ons per match with his contributions on the far side helping Feyenoord remain in contention to finish inside the top three in the Eredivisie this campaign.
From Gunners perspective, Tyrell could turn out to be a useful cost-effective alternative for other top targets in the market. Arsenal are already in desperate need of reinforcements in the left-back unit, with Kieran Tierney serving as the only reliable option in the first team.
The Spanish boss has utilised Cedric Soares on the left flank at times this campaign, but the Portuguese international is certainly a better fit in his preferred right-back position.