Arsenal transfer target Yacine Adli may be in the midst of a complete u-turn on his decision to join the club this summer despite claims the deal was all but done, according to reports in France.
Last week, it was stated that the Paris Saint-Germain youth ace was set to join the Gunners this summer as Unai Emery attempted to strengthen the north Londoners ahead of his first campaign at the helm at the Emirates Stadium.
If all happens how it should:— Arsenal News HQ™️ (@ArsenalNews_HQ) June 6, 2018
Great business so far.
The 17-year-old was apparently already in the capital ahead of finalising the agreement in what was claimed as a three-year deal with the Premier League outfit.
However, Adli's proposed switch may now be off, with RMC Sport journalist, Loic Tanzi, tweeting: "New twist in the case of Yacine Adli? The player, in London at present, could come back on his decision..."
But the player refuted Tanzi's statement to Instagram on Sunday evening, as quoted by Get French Football, insisting the speculation of him closing in on a move to Arsenal was incorrect by writing: "You have no idea what you’re on about," and the location setting him in Paris - rather than the reported London.
If the teenager has indeed gone back on the proposed move, if there ever was one, it will be a disappointing situation for Arsenal's transfer set up, who have been clearly impressed with the up and coming PSG starlet's academy showings during the recently concluded campaign.
This RMC report on Yacine Adli seems a bit vague. They don't say with certainty that he will not join. They say 'he could reverse his decision' but don't specify why. Looks a bit suspect to me.— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) June 10, 2018
The attacking midfielder has also represented France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 level during his career, in which he has scored 13 goals in 23 showings - noticeable figures for a non-striker.