Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal
Ainsley Maitland-Niles Arsenal

Arsenal full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles is being targeted by Premier League sides Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United, as per Sky Sports.

The report claims: “Wolves have become the latest Premier League team to register their interest in Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

“The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that Arsenal will listen to offers in the region of £20m for the versatile central midfielder who has starred as a left-sided defender under Mikel Arteta.

“Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is also monitoring developments at the Emirates over the 22-year-old who has represented England from U17 through to U21 level. He was also part of the England squad that won the U20 World Cup in 2017.

‘Privately, Tottenham have denied they are keen on the player – and are not preparing a £20m bid.”

Will Ainsley Maitland-Niles be allowed to leave?

Mikel Arteta already has a first-choice right-back in the form of Hector Bellerin and despite some pretty big rumours, the Spaniard will not be leaving the club this summer.

And this would mean that the Gunners manager will not be against the idea of selling Ainsley Maitland-Niles and then using that transfer money elsewhere.

Arteta has plans to offload more than half a dozen first-team players during the ongoing transfer window in order to raise cash and given that Maitland-Niles has featured in only 20 Premier League games this past season, he can surely be one of them.

Both Newcastle United and Wolves hold a substantial interest in the 22-year-old but if Ainsley Maitland-Niles is really allowed to leave then he would certainly love to play under Nuno Espirito Santo’s side next season.

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