Two Premier League teams and a Bundesliga side are readying bids for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year old played intermittently for Arsenal this season, opening the campaign as the first-choice right back and performing well but eventually falling out of favor. I rated him at a medium likelihood to be sold this summer in my departure roster rundown.
It’s not entirely clear what happened with Maitland-Niles that led to his extended spell without meaningful minutes. There were reports that he didn’t see himself as a right back and didn’t want to play there, but those were mostly refuted.