Gunners eye Dutch starlet
Young Feyenoord defender on Arsenal's radar
By Gerrit van Leeuwen. Last Updated: February 23, 2011 3:51pm
De Vrij: Gunners target
Arsenal are keeping their eye on Feyenoord youngster Stefan de Vrij, according to reports in the Dutch media.
Gunners chief scout Steve Rowley is understood to have watched the 19-year-old defender in action during the club's Eredivisie draw at ADO Den Haag on Sunday.
Arsenal are rumoured to be looking to launch a €3.5million (around £3m) bid for the youngster's signature during the summer transfer window.
The North London club would most likely sign De Vrij on a permanent deal before loaning him back to Feyenoord for another season.
De Vrij, a regular performer for the Netherlands' Under-17s, can play as a central defender or at right-back.
He has established himself as a first-team regular under coach Mario Been in Rotterdam this season, making 21 league appearances.