Report: Bundesliga giants to challenge Arsenal for Charlton prospect

Young defender Joe Gomes is one of the most sought after young defenders in England, and now Borussia Dortmund are on the case too.

Charlton Athletic's Joe Gomes is being chased by both Arsenal and German giants Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to a report in the Mirror.

The youngster, who made 24 appearances in his debut season this year, is interesting some of the top clubs in England with his performances, but those further afield are also beginning to take notice, with the 2013 Champions League finalists eager to steal a march on Premier League clubs.

Arsenal, of course, raided the Addicks a few years ago for another of their talented youngsters, signing up Carl Jenkinson at 19-years-old and with the defender having made just 8 appearances at the Valley.

Gomez has already made more appearances that the West Ham loanee, and that fact, coupled with his younger age of 17, hints that the England Under-19 star could in fact go on to be a superior player.

Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with Gomez, and Charlton boss Guy Lozon may have a battle to keep hold of the versatile prospect this summer.

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