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Arsenal are making a concerted effort to sign Jorrel Hato from Ajax, the 18-year-old defender they were keen to buy last year.

The Dutchman recently signed a new contract in Amsterdam to keep him at Ajax until 2028.

But the Gunners are nonetheless ready to try their luck for the £19million-rated player, per Fabrizio Romano.

He told his Here We Go podcast: “There is a player they’re after and he’s playing at Ajax, he’s a centre-back and it’s Jorrel Hato.

“Hato signed a new deal with Ajax a few months ago, Ajax are obviously more than happy with him and hoping to keep Hato at the club in the summer.

“But Arsenal are still following him, they’ve tracked him multiple times. They believe he is a top, top centre back in terms of potential, so keep an eye on Arsenal.

“They are still pushing on Hato and they believe they are frontrunners in the race to sign him. Let’s see if they can make it happen this summer, or has to be in the future, but Hato remains one of the priority names on Arsenal‘s list.”

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