Hamburger SV have confirmed the signing of Xavier Amaechi from Arsenal.
The highly-rated young forward had just one year left on his Arsenal contract, and was not willing to sign new terms, leaving the club with little choice but to let him go.
The 18 year old winger had grown frustrated with his lack of opportunities at the Emirates, and his desire for first team football has taken him to the German second division.
“The conditions here really are perfect,” he said of his move to the Volksparkstadion.
“I’m really impressed by the team, the fans and the stadium. I think it’s a big chance for me to play for this club.”
It is believed that although there is no buy back option, Arsenal do have a sell-on clause inserted in the deal which could provide a windfall should Amaechi make progress and find himself transferred elsewhere.
Best of luck to him.