Arsenal have joined Barcelona in monitoring United Arab Emirates forward Omar Abdulrahman ahead of a potential summer swoop.
Barca scouts were first alerted to the 21-year-old during the UAE’s participation in the London Olympics, according to Catalan paper Sport.
And Arsenal have joined the Spanish giants in keeping tabs on the talented attacker.
Hot property: UAE youngster Omar Abdulrahman (left) is being scouted by a host of clubs including Arsenal and Barcelona
Gunners spies are continuing to make regular checks on Abdulrahman, who currently plays for Al Ain.
The playmaker, who has been compared to David Silva, has also attracted interest from Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Hamburg and Malaga.
Malaga see Abdulrahman as a ideal replacement for Isco, who has just broken into the Spain squad and is set to leave this summer.
Abdulrahman’s representatives have held a series of meetings with potential suitors ahead of the summer transfer window.