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Arsenal confirm signing of teenage centre back Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin


Arsenal confirm signing of Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin and teenage centre back will initially join up with the club’s Under 23s squad

  • Young centre back Omar Rekik has signed a professional contract with Arsenal 
  • The Gunners confirmed the move, before revealing he will start off with U23s 
  • Mikel Arteta has revealed his excitement about the 19-year-old prospect 
  • The Gunners boss said Rekik is a ‘young talent with a very bright future’

Arsenal have completed the £540,000 signing of teenage centre back Omar Rekik from German side Hertha Berlin.  

Rekik trained with the club’s Under 23s on Wednesday at their London Colney base before Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted the deal would be announced ‘very soon’.

And the Gunners confirmed the expected news on Thursday afternoon, announcing the 19-year-old will join up initially with the Under 23s squad after signing his professional contract.

Arsenal have completed the signing of Omar Rekik after he took part in training with Under 23s

Arsenal have completed the signing of Omar Rekik after he took part in training with Under 23s

Rekik, who has been tipped for a bright future, is a ball playing centre back and is equally comfortable on either side. 

Rekik, who was born in the Netherlands, has played internationally at youth level for both Holland and Tunisia. 

Prior to moving to Hertha Berlin, the defender had spent time at Feyenoord, Manchester City, PSV Eindhoven and Marseille. 

Arteta has described his first signing of the January transfer window as a ‘young talent with a very bright future’. 

More to follow… 

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