Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to change the face of the squad next summer as he is ready to axe all the players who have been under-performing over the last couple of season.
There are a number of places that need to be strengthened in the summer at the Etihad and recent reports have suggested that Wenger has already lined-up the replacement for Nacho Monreal at left back.
Jordan Lukaku, the brother of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is understood to be on the wish list for the French manager who is understood to be monitoring the Belgium international closely in recent times.
At 30, Monreal has already reached his peak and Wenger wants to get in a young prospect who can steer the club in the right direction over the next few seasons.
According to Calciomercato, Jordan Lukaku, who has 46 appearances for the Belgium outfit Oostende is being monitored but the Emirates outfit for a potential move this summer.
Jordan is a defensively astute player who is strong and reads the game very well in front of him.
He, like his brother, is technically gifted and has the ability to read the game in defense. He is also an excellent outlet in attack as he showed in Belgium’s game against Portugal in the international break where he assisted his brother, Romelu Lukaku’s goal.
It was his first international game and the confidence he showed against a top side like Portugal has seen the Arsenal manager take notice of the player and now wants him at the club next season.
He is widely expected to retain his place in the EURO16 squad for Belgium, the number one ranked team in football and if he gives a good account of himself, his price may rocket up high and it is understood that Wenger wants to convince him to sign a contract before that happens.
It will, however, be interesting to see if Wenger settled for Lukaku at left back or if he uses him only as a backup and dives into the market for another experienced left back.
Do you think Jordan Lukaku can reach the heights his brother managed to reach in his time in the Premier League?