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Pogba 2.0

Juventus eye shock move for Arsenal star as their ‘new Paul Pogba’

Gunners are working on a new deal for the England Under-18 skipper but face competition from a host of European giants

JUVENTUS are eyeing a shock move for Arsenal starlet Marcus McGuane to become their “new Paul Pogba”.

The Gunners are working on a new deal for the England Under-18 skipper but face competition from a host of European giants, including Manchester United and Manchester City.

Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane has emerged as a target for Juventus

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Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane has emerged as a target for Juventus

Marcus McGuane has been at Arsenal since he was just six-years-old

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Marcus McGuane has been at Arsenal since he was just six-years-old

McGuane only signed his first professional deal at Arsenal in February 2016 having impressed in the Under-18s.

Now, the 18-year-old is playing in Arsenal’s Under-23s side… and has been turning some very impressive heads.

The versatile McGuane turned out 31 times in all four of Arsenal’s youth sides – in a number of positions across the midfield and even in defence.

The youngster has been at Arsenal for 12 years, since he was just six-years-old.

McGuane was formerly known as “Marcus Agyei-Tabi” in his younger days at the club.

As well as City, United and Juve, a host of Championship clubs and even Napoli are casting their eye over the versatile star.

Irish-born Marcus McGuane was England Under-18 captain last season

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Irish-born Marcus McGuane was England Under-18 captain last season

Juventus hope Marcus McGuane can be their "new Paul Pogba"

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Juventus hope Marcus McGuane can be their “new Paul Pogba”

While the Irish-born star was expected to follow the likes of Reiss Nelson into Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad this season, it could be that he leaves the Emirates this summer.

McGuane has just one year left on his first pro deal at Arsenal, meaning he could leave for just a compensation fee should that contract expire.

Juventus at this stage have lodged the strongest interest and the most attractive deal, but Arsenal may yet tie down their youngster.

Marcus McGuane was expected to follow Reiss Nelson into the first-team squad

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Marcus McGuane was expected to follow Reiss Nelson into the first-team squad