Arsenal have confirmed the £1m signing of 19-year-old defender Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin.
Capped by Holland at under-18 level and Tunisia at under-21s, the centre-back joins the Gunners after a nomadic six years which has also included stints at Feyenoord, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven and Marseille.
We had hoped to get a deal done for the youngster in the summer but we couldn’t get the paperwork done in time. Omar’s older brother, Karim, departed Hertha in the summer transfer window, sealing a €15 million move to Sevilla.
We’re expecting Rekik to bolster the under-23s at a time when several of our Academy youngsters have gone out on loan. He started training with them earlier this week.
Welcome to the Arsenal, Omar. It’s all in the game, yo.