Report: Arsenal interested in Brentford’s Ezri Konsa

Marco Stiepermann of Norwich City and Ezri Konsa of Brentford compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road stadium on...

Brentford defender Ezri Konsa is reportedly on Arsenal’s radar.

Moritz Leitner of Norwich City and Ezri Konsa of Brentford compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brentford at Carrow Road stadium on October...

Arsenal are interested in signing Ezri Konsa from Brentford in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Gunners are ready to make a £15 million bid for the 21-year-old defender.

The report has also claimed that moving to Arsenal will appeal to the England Under-21 international.

 

Promising talent

Konsa joined Championship club Brentford from League One outfit Charlton Athletic in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Sun to be worth £2.85 million.

The 21-year-old defender has made 17 appearances in the Championship for Brentford so far this season, according to WhoScored.

According to WhoScored, the youngster has made 0.8 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 3.6 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game on average.

Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal and Ezri Konsa of Brentford compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on September 26,...

Previous interest

This is not the first time that Konsa has been linked with a move to the Prmeier League.

According to The Mirror (Transfer Live blog, 22:14, Sunday, June 3, 2018), Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion were interested in signing Konsa in the summer of 2018 when he was still at Charlton (click here to read more).

Rob Holding of Arsenal takes on Ezri Konsa of Brentford during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on September 26, 2018 in London, England.

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