Report: Arsenal considering granting Tottenham-linked Andy Najar his dream move

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The Anderlecht winger has spoken of his desire to join the Gunners in the past and now he could have the chance.

Arsenal are considering granting Anderlecht winger Andy Najar his wish of a dream move to the Emirates Stadium, according to HLN.

Najar, 22, has gone from strength to strength since joining Anderlecht from D.C. United in 2013, becoming a regular for both the Belgian champions and the Honduras national team.

The 23-times capped midfielder, who is also comfortable at full-back, even has experience of starring at the Emirates, having opened the scoring in October’s narrow 2-1 Champions League defeat to Arsene Wenger’s men.

At the time, the Daily Star reported that north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur were weighing up a £4 million winter move for the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year, having been linked to his signature during the previous campaign.

Najar even trained with Spurs in December 2011, when he cited Gareth Bale as a great influence on his development, but he has since revealed that he’d prefer a move to the Gunners because of another big-name star.

Speaking to La Pensa last month after sealing Honduras’ place at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a brace in a 3-0 win over French Guiana, the former MLS hotshot said: “I would like to go to England. I've always had a team in England, which has been my dream. I know I'm about to fulfil it; I just need a little [more time], then God will fulfil it.

Pressed on who this “dream team” are, he responded: “Arsenal. It is my dream. I keep that in mind because since I was little I liked Thierry Henry. While he was playing for Arsenal, I always had this dream of joining them.

“When I scored [at the Emirates], I celebrated with everything and I noted it was at Arsenal – my future team.”

Najar could now have a chance to fulfil that dream, with HLN claiming that the Gunners are considering a summer approach after the promising speedster’s agent revealed interest from both England and Spain.

Having become an integral part of Anderlecht’s side, with five goals in 42 games this season, the Belgian outfit are said to be reluctant to let him leave but a tempting enough bid could well end up changing their minds.

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