Arsenal are reportedly keen to hire Man City chief Joe Shields – the man who identified Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
Shields is currently head of recruitment in City’s academy and is being eyed up by Unai Emery’s side in a major revamp of their monitoring at youth level, according to the Daily Mail.
It remains to be seen if Shields will be prepared to swap the Etihad Stadium for the Emirates Stadium, but it could be a massive boost for Arsenal in their bid to catch up with their rivals if this switch confirms successful.
The report from the Mail reveals that Shields is widely credited with discovering Sancho, who started out as a young prospect at City before making a name for himself at Borussia Dortmund.
The talented 19-year-old is now a regular England international and is becoming considered as one of the most elegant attacking players in Europe.
Arsenal have done well to discover exciting young talents in recent times with joinings like Gabriel Martinelli and Matteo Guendouzi, but it would be a massive boost if they could end up finding someone like Sancho to bring through their academy.