Arsenal and AC Milan have reportedly joined a long queue of clubs in pursuit of FC Nordsjaelland forward Marcus Ingvartsen.

 

According to TransferMarketWeb, Arsenal and AC Milan have entered the race to sign FC Nordsjaelland forward Marcus Ingvartsen. The two sides have joined a long queue of clubs in pursuit of the 20-year-old, who has impressed in his outings in the Danish Superliga.

Ingvartsen has featured in 16 league games thus far for Nordsjaelland, starting all of them and finding the back of the net nine times. Besides his prolific goalscoring record, the forward possesses and displays an array of skills similar to Italian legend Filippo Inzaghi.

The Dane’s style of play has drawn comparisons with the legendary striker, earning him the nickname ‘Danish Inzaghi’. The striker has less than two years left on his current deal at Nordsjaelland and given the widespread interest in him, it would be tough for the Danish side to keep a hold of their prized young asset.

Arsenal and AC Milan will face competition for Ingvartsen’s signature. The likes of Juventus, Everton, OGC Nice, PSV Eindhoven, Werder Bremen and Club Brugge are all showing interest in the player. Arsenal are continuing to look for additions to their attack owing to the uncertainty over Giroud’s future and Lucas Perez’s inability to have an impact since his transfer to the Emirates from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer.

AC Milan’s interest is unsurprising, particularly considering the striker’s play reminds people of club legend Filippo Inzaghi. Arsenal have not shied away from spending in recent times and Milan’s newfound riches will likely enable them to compete successfully in the transfer market.

The player has been on fire on the international level as well, with 8 goals in 8 appearances for the U21 side. Even though the 20-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Denmark, there is a general consensus that it is only a matter of time before he wins his first cap.

If Ingvartsen continues his good form till the end of the season, it would not be too much of a surprise if he ends up plying his trade for some top European side by next summer, if not in January. Nordsjaelland, too, would prefer selling the player than run the risk of losing him on a free transfer at the end of the next season, which is when his current deal is set to expire.

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