Arsenal have signed Nigerian midfielder Tim Akinola after money problem forces him to quit former Premier League side Huddersfield Town this summer, outside.com reports.
The 19-year-old midfielder old joined Terriers’ one-year contract last year after a successful trial, and the club has an option on a further year’s extension.
Akinola, who was released by Huddersfield Town last month his contract with the club on June 30, 2020, comes to an end despite the Championship club keen on retaining him for next season.
However, the highly-rated Nigerian teenager is looking for more money but the Huddersfield which made the club not trigger an extension clause.
According to The Athletic claim that Akinola has now joined Arsenal as he continues his development to becomes good footballers and break into the first-team but Gunners were impressed after video analysis of the Nigerian youngster’s tenacious midfield performances that sildenafil online they have taken the unusual step of signing him without a trial.
Akinola’s acquisition follows the signing of George Lewis, the 20-year-old Rwandan-Norwegian winger plucked from the third tier of Norwegian football to join Arsenal’s under-23s.
The midfielder is great at breaking up play and has shown the ability to also play on the wing and at right-back as well as his preferred central midfield position.
Akinola started his with Lincoln City after an impressive performance by helped his reach the third round of the FA Youth Cup and went out on loan to Lincoln United plus Danny Cowley’s side were beaten on penalties by Accrington Stanley in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy.
After coming to Town, he made six appearances (two starts) for Dean Whitehead’s Under 19s, scoring against Larne FC, before making six appearances for Bromby’s Under 17s.