Although FFP considerations mean that Arsenal are hamstrung as to what they can do in the January window, their transfer plans are already in place for the summer.
And one player on their shopping list is Ajax teenager Jorrel Hato, who can operate at both centre and left back, and has played every minute for Ajax this season, although he is still onlyt 17 years old.
Hato would be following in the footsteps of Jurrien Timber who made a similar move last summer, only for his season to be ended in the first Premier League game of the season playing against Nottingham Forest, when he picked up an ACL injury.
The teenager is aware of the interest from North London and has made no secret of the fact that a move to the Premier League is very much a dream for him in the future, but acknowledges that he still has a long way to go.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.