ARSENAL have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui.
Mazraoui’s latest comments are sure to have the Gunners on red alertCredit: AFP
And his latest comments on his future have all but confirmed he will not be with the Dutch giants beyond the end of the campaign.
He admitted there’s just a ‘five per cent’ chance that he will pen an extension with Ajax.
When asked by Dutch media on his plans for next season, Mzaraoui said: “That’s a good question. I think the chances of me remaining at Ajax are very small, maybe 5%.
“I am open for something new, I have played here for 16 years and I think it’s a good moment to leave.”
Mazraoui has been with Ajax since he was just eight-years-old, and has played 125 times for the club.
But with his contract expiring, the full-back has decided it’s time for a new challenge elsewhere.
He’s free to negotiate with Arsenal, or any other interested party, with less than six months remaining on his deal.
Arsenal signed Takehiro Tomiyasu in the summer to replace Hector Bellerin at right-back, who left the club to join Real Betis on loan.
Mazraoui has played 16 times in the league for Ajax this season, starting on all 16 occasions.
He also helped Ajax qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League with flying colours, as the club topped Group C with six wins from six.
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