Do Arsenal hold the key as Manchester City reportedly target Benjamin Nygren?

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Premier League champions Manchester City reportedly want Benjamin Nygren but Arsenal's £17m Leandro Trossard deal could ruin everything.

Benjamin Nygren of Sweden looks on during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship match between Sweden and Portugal at Pirelli Stadium on May 10, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Manchester City are hoping to sign Goteborg starlet Benjamin Nygren this summer, according to HLN, but Arsenal could potentially scupper their chances of luring another fresh-faced starlet to the Etihad Stadium.

The Swedish youth star has made a real impact since forcing his way into the Goteborg team, scoring and assisting eight goals in nine Allsvenskan starts so far.

An attacking play-maker with rapid pace and impressive end product, HLN reports that he has caught the eye of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, PSG and Ajax – as well as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


"The pressure currently on the shoulders of this young player is enormous,” Goteborg coach Poya Asbaghi ​​said.

"The expectations for Nygren are higher than for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the same age."

No pressure then.

But this is where Arsenal come in. According to HLN, Belgian giants Genk have identified the £3 million-rated Nygren as the replacement for their talisman and top scorer Leandro Trossard, who continues to be linked with the North London giants.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk scores and celebrates during the UEFA Europa League match between Sarpsborg 08 FF and KRC Genk in Sarpsborg, Norway , 04

According to Football London, Arsenal are very keen on a prolific left winger who has scored 22 goals in all competitions across 2018/19. Voetbal Belgie reports that Trossard will cost an affordable £17 million.

But should the 24-year-old go to Arsenal, this could push Nygren to Genk. Manchester City have a challenge on their hands.

Benjamin Nygren of IFK Goteborg during the Allsvenskan match between IFK Goteborg and IF Elfsborg at Ullevi on April 7, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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