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Arsene Wenger keen on the French starlet dubbed ‘new Xavi’

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal want to sing Vincent Koziello in the summer and will face stiff competition from AC Milan in their race for the highly talented 20-year-old France midfielder.

According to Calciamercato Arsenal are looking bring the OGC Nice starlet to the Emirates Stadium in a summer deal.

Compared to Spanish legend Xavi, Vincent Koziello is a huge midfield talent that has taken the French Ligue 1 by storm with his scintillating displays this season.

Despite his tender years, Koziello has managed to seize a starting role for OGC Nice, who are currently holding for the third place and the Champions League spot in the French league.

Koziello has had an incredible 90% pass completion this season, during which he has already made 25 appearances and scored 3 goals.

OGC Nice manager Claude Puel has recognized the potential of the 20-year-old Frenchman, who has displayed great vision and creativity, attracting huge interest from clubs like Arsenal and AC Milan.

A versatile midfielder, Vincent Koziello can play in central midfield or wide on the right and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had his scouts watch the bright star in several occasion this term.

Koziello is valued at £4 million, but there is no doubt that OGC Nice will not give up on their bright spark that easily.

His fantastic performances will surely boost his market value until the summer when Gunners are expected to pounce for the talented midfielder.

Vincent Koziello is OGC Nice’s youth product and he is contracted to the French outfit until 2018.

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