Arsenal keen on new Sadio Mane ahead of summer window

Arsenal are keen on Red Bull Salzburg’s Naby Keita, according to reports from Sportnet.

The 21-year-old has been a sensation in Austrian football this season, notching 10 goals and eight assists in the Bundesliuga from a midfield role.

Southampton’s Sadio Mane plied his trade for the Red Bull-backed side prior to moving to England, and Keita has, naturally, been compared to the Senegalese star due to his pacey approach.

And reports claim that Arsenal have been watching him closely of late as they plot their off-season transfer business.

It’s understood that scouts from north London watched the Guinea international as he netted against Mattersburg earlier this month.

Keita signed for Salzburg from FC Istres in 2014 and has since made over 50 appearances for the club, winning the league title along the way.

The African star signed a new contract at the Red Bull Arena recently, and with no release clause the wealthy Austrians will be in no hurry to sell.

 


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