Reports from the Dutch press this morning suggest that Ajax are interested in taking Yaya Sanogo on loan from Arsenal.
The French forward was not named in the squad that travelled to Singapore last night ahead of the Barclay’s Asia Trophy tournament, giving rise to speculation that a move away from the club was imminent.
Sanogo, who spent 6 months on loan at Crystal Palace last season, had been strongly linked with a return to France with Lille interested, but now it seems he could be on his way to the Eredivisie.
According to De Telegraaf, Ajax are ‘desperately searching for a new number 9 to compete with Arek Milik’, and
Ronald Frank de Boer has targetted the 22 year old. Given that his second in command is none other than Dennis Bergkamp, and the ‘Head of Football affairs’ is a certain Marc Overmars, it’s likely Ajax have had a bit of insight into the player before making a move.
It does look increasingly likely that Sanogo will spend the season away from the Emirates, and Arsene Wenger might view a move to Holland, under the tutelage of one of his former greats, the best option for him.