AZ Alkmaar midfielder Adam Maher has said in no uncertain terms that he won’t be joining Arsenal in the summer.
Maher, 19, made it clear that he wanted to sign for PSV Eindhoven in the January transfer window, and the two clubs were in negotiations from the very start of the transfer window.
However, AZ Alkmaar’s £8.5 million asking price proved to be a huge obstacle and the deal fell through.
Maher, nonetheless, expects to leave his current club at the end of the season, but is adamant he won’t be leaving the Eredivisie, at least for another two or three years.
“In the summer I expect there will be a realistic bid. It is certain that I will be leaving,” Maher told NUSport.
The youngster poured cold water on rumours linking him with a summer switch to Arsenal.
“I have already said that I do not want to go. I want a good stay in the Netherlands, at least another two to three years – I am only 19.
“PSV is a nice club, but on the other hand I live in Amsterdam. Last summer and last winter I indicated I want to go to PSV, but PSV was the only club that wanted to sign me. But I can also play for Ajax.”
Adam Maher, who can play across a number of positions in midfield, has been in scintillating form this season, scoring 5 goals and setting up another 3 in 19 Ereidivisie appearances.