Arsenal could be set to move for Manchester City’s youngster Abdisalam Ibrahim after the Manchester club’s manager gave the nod for the player to leave the Etihad stadium. Now, the youngster is set to make a decision on his next club before the New year. He is fresh from winning the Norwegian title with stromgodset.
Now that the 22-year-old has been told he can find a new club by Manuel Pellegrini a host of clubs across Europe who have watched the midfielder, Celtic, Everton, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Hull are ready to pounce.
Ibrahim has not ruled out a permanent switch back to Stromgodset after their championship winning campaign.
When asked about extending his stay in Norway, Ibrahim, who has been likened to Yaya Toure, said: ‘Yes, why not. Everything is possible. I’ve come here, so one more year does not hurt.
‘Right now I’m not thinking about it. It still has not quite sunk in that we have won the league title. Now it will be good to take a vacation and enjoy ourselves.’
Ibrahim’s City contract expires at the end of the season, but has been told he can leave on free transfer before then. His preference is to find a club in England.
That is the price that is paid by a youngster that is at a club that has money to spend. They will seldom get the opportunity to prove themselves as the club would rather buy seemingly better, experienced and ready-made players rather than give the youngster an opportunity to prove himself. It is really a shame that Manchester City have decided to let go of Ibrahim, it will be nice for Arsenal to pounce especially with him been likened to Yaya Toure.
The Gunners missed out on the Ivorian while he was still a youngster and I am sure Wenger will be biting his hands seeing the monster Yaya Toure has turned to just some few years after. Ibrahim shares facial resemblance with him and he might just share footballing talents with him too. It does no harm to take him after all he would be available on a free transfer. He might just be the long term replacement of injury plagued and ravaged Abou Diaby.