According to reports in the British media, Arsenal scouts are currently at the FIFA under 17 world cup with the hope of “catching them young” and one of the players that has caught the attention of the Arsenal scouts if Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho who scored 4 goals for Nigeria in the country’s first match at the tournament against Mexico.
Iheanacho, 17, has got scouts drolling over him as a result of his incredible performance in Nigeria’s first match against Mexico. After the match, the Nigerian told FIFA.com : ‘I’ve scored four goals in a game many times, but only in the streets with my friends. But never in an international match.’
Aside scoring 4 goals at the tournament, he also have to his name 4 assists. This has made several scouts to make contact with the Nigeria camp in an attempt to get Iheanacho but sports mail understands that the Nigerian is closer to a move to Arsenal than to any other club has his preference is the gunners who he is a fan of.