In November, news emerged that Arsenal have beaten the likes of Olympic Marseille, Porto, Udinese and other clubs to highly rated Nigeria youth international, Samuel Chukwueze. The player was said to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal, he reportedly also underwent a medical at London Colney which was successful, there was even pictures of the player alongside his national team mate Kelechi Nwakali and former Arsenal star Kanu at the Emirates.
Everyone thought the deal was done and dusted. But if you believe reports from Nigeria today, the deal might have broken down due to Diamond Academy wanting Arsenal to cough out more money. Arsenal were said to have offered £2.5m plus other performance related bonuses but the academy has so far not accepted the offer.
It is believed they have not accepted Arsenal’s offer because they believe they can get more money from another club for the player. Especially as there are about eight clubs who are interested in signing the FIFA under 17 world cup winner.
The player however has made it clear he will like to move to Arsenal which means although the deal may drag on, Arsenal could still well get the highly rated winger.