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Reports: Man United one of four Premier League clubs interested in Arsenal outcast

According to recent reports, Manchester United are one of four Premier League clubs interested in signing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Maitland-Niles, 23, joined Arsenal’s youth academy all the way back in 2003.

Since climbing the club’s ranks, Maitland-Niles has gone on to feature in 121 senior first-team matches.

However, after struggling to nail down a position in the club’s first-team plans, the versatile Englishman was allowed to join West Brom on a short-term loan earlier this year.

Despite featuring 12 times for West Brom, the Baggies will not be seeking a permanent move following their relegation to the Championship – the young full-back is now set to return to Arsenal once the campaign officially comes to an end.

However, according to a recent report from the Daily Mail, several top-flight clubs have already expressed an interest in the 23-year-old.

It has been claimed that Southampton, Leeds United, Everton and United are all keen on Maitland-Niles.

Although it is unclear at this stage how much the Gunners may demand for their outcast full-back, with just two years left on his contract, surely the Englishman would be available for a modest price.

Given how versatile he is, echoed by the fact he can play both at right-back and in central midfielder, Maitland-Niles could prove to be a valuable squad option.

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