Sochaux midfielder Anin linked with move to Arsenal
Sochaux defensive midfielder Kévin Anin could be the subject of a bid from Arsenal in the coming days, according to reports in France.
The 25-year-old, a former boxer and product of the famous Le Havre youth system, wasn’t involved in Sochaux’s match against Nancy on Sunday due to having a ‘sore foot’. However, it is believed that Anin didn’t show up to the game after his agent notified him of Arsenal’s interest beforehand, prompting him to stay at home.
In 2009, Anin was offered a deal at Tottenham following an impressive two-day trial in north London, but the Frenchman blasted the offer from Harry Redknapp’s side as ‘unattractive’.
“Tottenham proposed to hire me on loan,” said Anin. “I was not attracted. I’ve never left home, so if I sign far away from Le Havre I will need time to adapt.
“England makes me dream, but I believe it is wiser to go to a Ligue 1 club before making a name for myself there.”
Anin’s agent, Karim Aklil, also represents Modibo Maiga who didn’t play against Nancy on Sunday either, with Newcastle said to be closing in on the Malian international.
Since joining Les Lionceaux last year Anin has made over 24 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.