Arsenal ‘set to do battle with north London rivals Tottenham to secure the signing of Eintracht Frankfurt’s star defender Evan N’Dicka’ amid his impressive performances for Bundesliga’s surprise top-four chasers
Arsenal are set to battle it out with Tottenham in the transfer race to sign Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka.
The 21-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in Adi Hutter’s side and attracted interest from a host Premier League and European clubs.
However, it is believed Arsenal are leading the charge for N’Dicka as his agent, Michael N’Cho Ibou, has close links with the Gunners.
Arsenal and Tottenham are set to battle it out for French defender Evan N’Dicka (right)
N’Dicka has become a top target for Mikel Arteta, having made 12 appearances so far in this campaign and helped his club climb to fourth in the Bundesliga table.
According to BILD, the North London side are in prime position to secure N’Dicka’s signature as Ibou was previously involved in the deal which saw Nicolas Pepe join Arsenal in the summer of 2019.
The 21-year-old even hinted at a potential move to the Emirates last year when he selected himself in Arsenal’s online fan poll for who the club should sign next.
Arsenal are eager to overtake Tottenham in their pursuit ahead of the summer window
It is believed Arsenal are leading the transfer race as his agent has close links with the club
If Arsenal were to sign N’Dicka in the summer, he would be brought in as a replacement for Shkodran Mustafi who left for Schalke in the January window.
N’Dicka would also provide Arteta with more depth to his backline – having struggled with a series of injuries over the course of their campaign.
N’Dicka joined Frankfurt from Ligue 1 side Auxerre on a five-year deal in the summer of 2018.
In his opening season at the club, he was nominated for the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award, followed by the Rookie of the Season award.
N’Dicka’s has replicated such impressive form on the international stage, having represented his country across all age groups – including U21.
Arsenal could benefit from a defensive restructure as they currently sit tenth in the Premier League table – a total of nine points off a Champions League spot.