Breaking: Arsenal confirms the signing of highly regarded talent spotter as their head of recruitment
‘DIAMOND EYE’ Sven Mislintat joins Arsenal as scout leaves Dotmund become new head of recruitment.
Mislintat has become one of the most sought-after talent spotters in Europe after helping Dortmund sign the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphael Guerreiro and Ousmane Dembele in recent years.
According to Sources, Arsenal will pay Borussia Dortmund around £1.8million for the 45-year-old super scout – dubbed ‘Diamond Eye’.
“We are delighted that Sven is joining us. Identifying and developing talent is a core part of our philosophy and Sven has an outstanding track record over many years,” Arsene Wenger said.
“We look forward to him taking our existing recruitment approach forwards.”
As the head of Arsenal’s recruitment department, Mislintat’s role could well encompass some of the duties handled by both Rowley and Law previously.