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Omar Rekik: Arsenal could've waited and signed me for nothing

Former Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik is delighted with his move to Arsenal.

The 19-year-old centre-back put pen to paper on a professional contract with the Gunners on Friday after they shelled out £600,000 on him.

And while is expected to join up with the U-23 squad before becoming a first-team player, Rekik clearly has big ambitions for the future.

He told BILD: Of course it would be a dream to be worth €60million or even more.

“Because that would mean that I've made great athletic development. But sporting success is more valuable to me.

“I don't have a specific goal. If Arsenal had waited a few months, they would have got me without a transfer fee.

“Now they have spent so much money on me. I want to repay that with performance. The club is serious about me, and I'm grateful for that."

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