Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated chief scout Sven Mislintat about a switch to the Emirates
The Gunners are hoping to appoint Sven Mislintat as de facto head of recruitment – overseeing the club’s scouting and recruitment alongside current chief scout Steve Rowley.
Mislintat is nicknamed ‘Diamond Eye’ in Germany. His discovery of Shinji Kagawa in Japan was one of many of successes since the 45-year-old joined Dortmund in 2007.
Mislintat is expected to join Arsenal this calendar year, with the Gunners paying a fee of between €1-2 million to Dortmund, where he is under contract until 2021. He will reportedly earn a yearly salary of €1.8m.
While there has yet to be an official announcement from either club, Dortmund did not deny the reports when rejecting rumours that sporting director Michael Zorc is set to follow Mislintat to the Emirates Stadium.
“Needless to say, this is at odds with the truth,” Dortmund commented on the Zorc speculation, first reported by the Daily Mirror on Sunday, before failing to reject the Mislintat talk.