Arsenal target and AZ Alkmaar playmaker Adam Maher has revealed he would leave the Dutch club this summer.
The 19-year-old, who has been attracting interest from the Gunners and Manchester City, has now confirmed he would make a move away from AZ at the end of the season. The Netherlands international also stated he has already made a decision regarding his destination but refused to name the club.
"I will just wait until the summer and see which clubs make a move. I will not make a final decision until then. I know where I want to go. I'm not saying anything has changed. All I'm saying is that I will just wait and see to find out which clubs make an offer," Goal.com quoted Maher as saying.
Maher, a Dutch-Moroccan, made his senior debut for Netherlands last year in a friendly against Belgium. The report also claims the midfielder, who has eight goals and 10 assists in all competitions for AZ this season, has an £8m price tag.
AZ boss Gertjan Verbeek had earlier endorsed Arsenal as an ideal destination for Maher. The manager stated he would prefer to do business with Arsene Wenger if and when a transfer happened and pointed out the success of compatriot Robin van Persie, who joined the Gunners from Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord in 2004.
"I think Arsenal is a perfect club for him. With Arsene Wenger, who worked with young talents like him before. He can get the most out of himself at Arsenal. Look at Robin van Persie, he joined Arsenal at a young age and look what he achieved," Verbeek had pointed out.
However, Goal.com claims City are now frontrunners for the player's signature. Maher's current contract with AZ runs till the summer of 2015. Chelsea are also understood to be interested in the Dutchman's services.