The AZ Alkmaar manager Gertjan Verbeek has said that the 19-year-old youngster of the club, Adam Maher, should join Arsenal after interest from the Premier league club in recent weeks. Adam Maher is regarded as one of the promising young prospects within the AZ Alkmaar squad. Hence, it is surprising for me to know that his own manager is willing to offer him to another club. Even though Verbeek has said that a move to Arsenal will be the best possible move for his career, he has said that Maher should spend the rest of the season with the Dutch club before moving in the summer.
Verbeek has recalled how the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been able to nurture several young talents over the years. Players like Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, and Samir Nasri arrived at the club with little more than talent, but they have been able to become world-class players under the management of Wenger. The 19-year-old midfielder is regarded as the next Patrick Vieira due to his physical build and style of play. Maher has been extremely good for AZ this season. He has managed to score five goals for the club in all competitions, and he has stated several times that he would like to play for a big club.
“I think Arsenal would be a good environment for him. Under Arsene Wenger, these young talents have often improved. I think he [Maher] is very good and can grow there a bit like Robin van Persie,” said the AZ Alkmaar manager in response to the transfer speculation surrounding his 19-year-old starlet. It has been a difficult season for AZ as they have struggled to maintain consistency on a regular basis. They are currently in the ninth position after a run of good results in recent weeks.