Arsenal are reportedly tracking Belgium under-21 goalkeeper Guillaume Hubert, with intentions to bring him to North London in the summer.
According to ESPN FC, sources close to Arsenal told them scouts have been sent on a number occasions to watch Hubert play for his club, Standard Liege, including most recently in a draw against Gent last Sunday.
Arsenal view Hubert as a long-term replacement to Petr Cech. Arsenal’s current number 1 is 34, and although that is usually a goalkeeper’s peak years, Cech hasn’t quite shown the same form he did while at Chelsea.
Cech is in no danger of losing out on his first choice status, but Arsenal’s backup keeper, David Ospina, has shown good form and is Columbia’s first choice keeper. Ospina has been hankering for a move out of London in a bid to get more regular first team football, potentially opening up a spot for a youngster to takeover as No2.
Arsenal currently have Emi Martinez on the books and has previously labeled the Argentine as Arsenal’s keeper of the future. Wojciech Szczesny is still an Arsenal player but is on loan for a second season with Roma. His future appears to lie away from Arsenal.
Hubert stands at 6-foot-6. He is highly rated throughout Europe and is a Standard Liege youth product.
Although it appears the Gunners are in the best position to sign Hubert, a few other Premier League clubs have registered an interest including Liverpool, Leicester, and Stoke City.