Arsenal update – Croatian midfielder set for talks

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Arsenal have been hit with a number of injury worries over the past few weeks, especially in the midfield with Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil some notable absences. Now it seems Arsene Wenger is set to act with the Daily Mail believing that young Croatian Marcelo Brozović is set for talks with the Gunners.

21-year-old Brozović currently plys his trade for Croatian Prva HNL side Dinamo Zagreb and he has played 56 league games for the club. He signed for Dinamo Zagreb in August 2012 on a 7-year contract for €2.4m from fellow Zagreb based side NK Lokomotiva. The local lad is employed as a box to box midfielder and with 5-years left on his contract, Dinamo value him at £7m.

His country Croatia play USA in London in the November international break and Arsenal are understood to be one of a number of teams wishing to hold talks with the youngster. Brozović’s agent, Miroslav Bicanic confirmed Arsenal will chat to the player’s representatives when that game takes place saying: “Croatia plays USA in November in London and during our stay there we will hold meetings and negotiate with several English teams.”

Brozović appeared at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has 6 full Croatian caps to his name as well as 12 U21 matches. Arsenal would do well to secure this highly sought after midfielder with Arsene Wenger having a reputation for signing and developing young talent, particularly in the middle of the park, Aaron Ramsey and Cesc Fabregas as examples.

By Gareth Thomas | October 15th, 2014