Arsenal sign nine-year-old Nigerian wonderkid

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The transfer window has come and gone, but Arsenal FC club is still busy in the transfer market, by signing a nine-year-old Nigerian boy, Jayden Adetiba after his impressive performance during five weeks on trial at the club’s academy in London.

The Nigerian-born Adetiba, who relocated from England to South Africa 2 years ago, played for the SuperSport United Soccer School in Cape Town.

Adetiba’s coach, Brent Sanders told KweséESPN that the boy has “something special”.

“Jayden worked with me for two years from the age of seven, and from his first practice session I could see that he was an exceptional talent that stood out in the group,” Sanders said.

Footballing talent seems to run in the family, with his older brother having spent three years at Blackburn Rovers’ Academy.

Adetiba, an Arsenal fan, says it’s a dream come true.

“I thank God and my parents for this,” he is quoted as saying in The Sun. “I am very happy. I train three times a week at the academy and we have a match at the weekend.

“The amazing thing is, I have always been an Arsenal fan and I will work hard every day to make the first team.”


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