Arsenal and Tottenham in Omar Marmoush transfer battle after Wolfsburg star reveals Premier League dream
ARSENAL and Tottenham are in competition for Wolfsburg winger Omar Marmoush, according to reports.
The 23-year-old Egypt international is enjoying an impressive season on loan at his club’s Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart.
Marmoush is due to return to Wolfsburg in May, but will only have one year left on his contract.
And Germany’s best-selling daily Picture claims rival bosses Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte are monitoring his situation in view of a summer move.
Cairo-born Marmoush has made 15 appearances for Stuttgart this season, scoring three goals and setting up four more.
He caught the eye in last month’s 3-2 win over Augsburg, scoring with a sumptuous free-kick.
Marmoush won 11 Egyptian caps and helped the Pharaohs reach the Africa Cup of Nations final last December – where they lost to Senegal.
He suffered a similar heartbreak last week when Egypt missed out on qualifying for the World Cup final, once again at the expense of Senegal.
The winger has previously stated his aim to follow Liverpool icon Mohamed Salah’s lead by moving to England.
He said: “I would love to play for a big Premier League team one day. I hope to play alongside Salah one day.”
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Wolfsburg signed Marmoush from Cairo club Wadi Degla in 2017.
He impressed on loan at second-tier St Pauli last season after being shipped off by Wolfsburg manager Mark van Bommel.
Since then, he has gone from strength to strength at Stuttgart, scoring on his debut and winning the Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award last September.
Marmoush could now become Arsenal’s second Egyptian player following in the footsteps of Mohamed Elneny.
Meanwhile, compatriots Mido and Hossam Ghaly have previously featured for Spurs.