Liverpool and Arsenal go head-to-head to sign 6 ft 1 defender

By | March 25, 2020

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly among the sides keeping close tabs on South African talented centre-back Bradley Cross.

The 6 ft 1 defender has spent this campaign on loan at German giants Schalke 04 from Bidvest Wits, where he has played 18 games in the Under-19 Bundesliga West this campaign.

According to The Daily Mail, the Mersyesude Red and the Gunners are looking to strengthen their defensive options and will send scouts to keep close tabs on the defender when football returns due to a coronavirus outbreak it is still unclear when we will be able to watch football.

The report also suggests that Cross has benefited from playing alongside highly-rated centre-back Malick Thiaw, who is another youngster rumoured with a switch to Liverpool.

The 19-year-old defender is eligible to represent both England and South Africa national teams.

Meanwhile, Lazio are reportedly ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal to secure the services of Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren during this summer’s transfer window.

Dejan Lovren, who will be out of his current deal at the end of next campaign, is believed to be the subject of interest from both Premier Leauge clubs Tottenham and Arsenal.

However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A giant are also eyeing the Croatia international defender and could attempt to secure his services ahead of the 2020-21 season.