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Former Arsenal midfielder potentially heading to North London rivals

Matteo Guendouzi could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer.

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Former Arsenal player, Matteo Guendouzi, could be on his way back to the Premier League in a shock return to North London with Spurs targeting the midfielder.

Matteo Guendouzi signed for Arsenal for £8million in the summer of 2018 under Unai Emery from French side, FC Lorient.

The Frenchman made 82 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, scoring one goal & recording five assists. However Guendouzi fell out of favour when new boss, Mikel Arteta arrived and was soon back in France, when he was sold to Marseille in July 2022 for £12million.

The 24-year-old has taken his game to another level since returning to his home nation. Matteo Guendouzi has made 92 appearances to Marseille in total, scoring 10 goals and recording 19 assists.

His brilliant performances this season in Ligue One and the Champions League has caught the eye of many clubs around Europe and especially in the Premier League.

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With Declan Rice set to leave West Ham United come the end of the season, the Hammers are looking to sign a central midfielder this summer and one option they’re currently weighing up is Marseille midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi.

It is also a possibility that Matteo Guendouzi could be returning to the premier league to play under former manager Unai Emery and become reunited with at Aston Villa.

West Ham & Aston Villa aren’t the only Premier League teams keeping a close eye on the French midfielder, with Arsenal’s main rivals, Tottenham Hotspur also identifying Guendouzi as a potential midfield target ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

According to Mohamed Toubache, the former Arsenal midfielder is admired by the Spurs hierarchy, following his standout form in Ligue One this season. Toubache also claimed that both Newcastle United and Aston Villa as well hold an interest in the 24-year-old, with the Frenchman’s current side set to demand a fee of around £28m.

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