If reports from Africa are to be believed, Arsenal may be very close to yet another signing and no it is not Jamie Vardy. Allinigeriasoccer.com has revealed that Nigerian youngster Chukwueze Samuel reported contract talks with Arsenal have fallen through.
This is as a result of a disagreement between Chukwueze’s academy (Diamond Academy) and Arsenal regarding the contract. Arsenal are insisting on paying a large portion of the £1.5 million fee for the youngster next season which has not gone down well with the representatives of Diamond Academy.
According to an insider , “Arsenal wanted Chukwueze, even till tomorrow. The problem is that they could not agree with Diamond Academy.”
Samuel has also passed his medical with the club which he passed but is unable to put pen to paper to a contract until the disagreement is settled. Othe reports in the English press claim the deal is not totally dead as Arsenal are keen on getting the player to the club before the end of the transfer window.
Should Chukwueze sign for Arsenal, he will be expected to climb his way through to the first team from the youth teams just like Alex Iwobi has done.