Arsenal’s need for a new striker is well documented, with Olivier Giroud failing to score in his last 15 Premier League outings.
According to The Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger is looking at bringing in Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.
Signing players from the Eredivisie is always viewed as a risk, with the possibility of spending substantial amounts on a player that ends up like Alfonso Alves.
The Brazilian striker was signed by Middlesbrough for over £15m for Middlesbrough back in 2007, but only scored ten Premier League goals over two seasons before Boro were eventually relegated.
However, there are also success stories of players coming over from Holland.
Ruud van Nistelrooy is the most obvious example of this, with the former Manchester United netting 95 times in the Premier League.
Indeed, before the emergence of Jamie Vardy, the forward, who signed from PSV Eindhoven for £18.5m in 2000, had the record for most consecutive games finding the net in the English top-flight.
Looking at Janssen, it seems more likely that he will be more Van Nistelrooy than Alves, crucially because he has age on his side.
When Middlesbrough signed their flop he was already 26, while the Man Utd legend was 24 when he made the move to Old Trafford.
Janssen is even more youthful and the 21-year-old has an impressive haul of 29 league goals to his name.
A quick glance at some YouTube compilations of the AZ man also make it easy to make comparisons to the former Real Madrid marksman.
The twice-capped Dutch international has the instinctual ability to get himself in the right place at the right time in the box.
His poaching and finished ability seems almost inspired by Van Nistelrooy and it would a very wise move on Wenger’s part to sign this prodigious talent.