The Daily Mirror claims that Arsenal are interested in signing Mainz central midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who reportedly is rated in the £30million-bracket by his current employers. The Mirror claim that he would be an alternative to signing Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti. However, he has started just one league game this season at centre-back.
Who is Jean-Philippe Gbamin?
Gbamin is a 23-year-old Ivory Coast international, who is in his third season with Mainz after joining from French club Lens for a fee of around £4.5million. He has impressed in the Bundesliga with Mainz, which seems to be a breeding ground for players and coaches who go on to bigger things in European football.