The 24 year-old Sunderland goalkeeper has been in superb form over the last 12 months and this weekend will be awarded with the North-East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year, with Hatem Ben Arfa and Tim Krul in second and third respectively.
The Belgium stopper has impressed both Fergie and Wenger this season and both managers are in the market for a new goalkeeper. Arsene Wenger is said to be impressed with Mignolet’s performance when Arsenal played Sunderland at the Emirates this season, and is interested in looking for a replacement for Wojeich Szczensy, who has made a series of mistakes this season that has cost the Gunners.
Mignolet is earning the title as one of the best young goalkeeper’s around at the moment and he is also competing for a first team place in the Belgium team with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, who is currently at Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian signed for the Black Cats in June 2010 at a cost of £2million, but it is thought that Sunderland will try and aim to get up to £10million for the shot-stopper.