Arsenal midfield target Yacine Adli has snubbed the Gunners and will now commit his future to Paris Saint-Germain, according to Goal.
The 17-year-old made his senior debut last season under Unai Emery and it was reported by various news outlets that he would be reunited with his former boss in north London.
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Goal reported that the Premier League side were close to signing the French starlet for a compensation fee of £223,000.
According to L’Equipe, Adli has reportedly refused an offer to remain at the Ligue 1 champions to instead move to the Emirates and will instead join Arsenal on a three-year contract with the option for a further two-year.
However, according to RMC, as reported by the Metro – he will now stay in the French capital.
RMC confirming that 17-year-old midfielder Yacine Adli will sign for PSG, not Arsenal.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) June 12, 2018
Goal stated that PSG sporting director Antero Henrique was a key influence in convincing the youngster to sign stay with the Ligue 1 champions.
Adli has already been capped at multiple youth levels for the French youth sides.
The young prodigy has featured for France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level and has displayed a good eye for goal – scoring 13 times in over 33 caps.
Adli can often be found operating on the right-wing and central midfield for PSG and France’s youth sides and could provide is blessed with excellent technique, presence and good vision so would have been a brilliant long-term option for the Gunners following Ainsley Maitland-Niles signing a new contract extension.
He was also voted PSG’s academy player of the year last season, as per talkSPORT.