Arsenal and Liverpool keeping tabs on Frankfurt defender Even N’Dicka

Even N'Dicka
Evan N’Dicka has caught the eye of Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal and Liverpool are tracking the progress of Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan N’Dicka, but face plenty of competition from across Europe for the promising defender.

The 20-year-old moved to Frankfurt from Auxerre in the summer of 2018 for around £5m and has played regularly in the Bundesliga since then, already amassing over 42 league appearances in Germany.

A left-footed centre-back – who can also be deployed at left-back – with a commanding presence, N’Dicka is 6ft 4in and has represented France at every youth level from Under-16 to Under-21.

Unsurprisingly, the youngster has attracted attention across the continent and Sky Sports reports that Arsenal, Liverpool, Valencia, Sevilla, AC and Inter Milan have all been keeping a close eye on his progress with Frankfurt.

Arsenal’s problems at centre-back have been well documented in recent seasons, with the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz and Sokratis all struggling to turn in performances of the required standard on a regular basis.

Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are other options for manager Mikel Arteta, while he also signed Pablo Mari on loan from Flamengo in January.

The Gunners are certainly not short of centre-backs, but they are lacking quality central defenders, as they also await the permanent arrival of William Saliba in the summer.

Liverpool may be in the market for a new centre-back in the summer with Dejan Lovren possibly set to leave the club as first team opportunities become all the more rare for the Croatian.

The 30-year-old has made just nine Premier League appearances this season and finds himself down pecking order, behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and often Joel Matip as well.

His contract at Liverpool expires in 2021 and the club may want to cash in on him while they can.

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