Clubs target French starlet
French defender Florian Lejeune is attracting interest from a number of top clubs, according to his agent.
Last Updated: 07/01/11 10:24pm
French defender Florian Lejeune is attracting interest from a number of top European clubs, according to his agent.
The 19-year-old versatile Istres player is thought to have caught the eye of Arsenal, while Real Madrid are reportedly monitoring his progress.
Lejeune, who has been compared to former France defender Laurent Blanc, has attracted interest from Spain, but his agent Claude Cauvy says the Premier League is his desired location.
"About (Arsenal boss) Arsene Wenger, I do not know exactly what his situation is," Cauvy told Sport.co.uk.
"A number of top European teams have contacted me. There are two or three Ligue 1 teams tracking him.
"This week from Spain, Real Madrid enquired about him and are very interested in him.
"The priority of the player is to go to England, not Spain. But until today there are many possibilities from Spain, but from England there is only interest, nothing official.
"We are looking for a club in England but it has to be the right project for the player.
"I am told by a number of players that he is better than Laurent Koscielny, who signed for Arsenal in the summer."