Arsenal have this afternoon announced the signing of 19-year-old defender Omar Rekik on a professional contract. The Dutch youth international will join Arsenal under-23s squad after joining from Hertha Berlin.
Per several reports in Germany, Arsenal will pay a fee just below €1m to Hertha Berlin.
Rekik failed to make his Bundesliga debut for Hertha Berlin but sat on the bench three times and had also featured regular for Hertha’s second team in the fourth tier.
Spanish side Sevilla had also made an approach to sign the 19-year-old defender after signing his older brother, Karim, in the summer.