As the U21 European Championships is coming to an end, lots of teams have played beyond expectations, and one of them is definitely Israel U21s.
Many players have burst onto the scene and are now attracting interest from many clubs around Europe, but maybe the best of the lot is Oscar Gloukh.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has picked up many plaudits for his performances at the Euros over the last couple of weeks with the player potentially getting the chance to leave RB Salzburg after just seven months at the club. Gloukh joined Red Bull Salzburg this January from Maccabi Tel Aviv in a transfer worth €7million.
His performances were at large responsible for Israel’s fantastic form in the competition as they reached the semi-finals, where they fell short and lost to England U21s. Gibbs-White scored the winner which was assisted by Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.
Last summer the Israel international scored four goals at the u19s European Championships and was linked with a move to RB Leipzig, but he decided to stay in his homeland, before making a transfer to Salzburg in January.
Arsenal have been tracking the player for a while and are looking at the possibility of signing him as cover for Martin Odegaard ahead of next season. Gloukh can also operate on either wing as his versatility allows him to play anywhere across the front line which is one reason why Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing in the player. However, the Gunners are not the only Premier League club interested as Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on signing the Israeli.
Also, RB Leipzig is interested in him, however, his preference is not to move to the sister team of his current club but rather move either to England or Spain, where Villarreal and Barcelona are keeping a close eye on the situation.
So far this season, Gloukh has made 15 appearances, scoring twice and providing one assist, with an average rating of 6.79, according to SofaScore.
His current market value according to TransferMarkt is €8m, and there is no doubt that Arsenal have the funds available, but it is unclear whether Arteta would rather spend the budget on a more marquee signing with Champions League football back at the Emirates Stadium next season.