According to reports in Norway, Arsenal have completed the signing of 19-year-old free agent George Lewis.
Goal.com’s Charles Watts reported earlier this month that the Rwandan-born winger had impressed the Gunners while on trial in March and that a deal for him to join the under-23s was on the cards.
News of the transfer comes from his former club Fram Larvik, whose sporting director Jostein Jensen, told VG.no: “Yes, we can confirm that. I have been told that he has signed for Arsenal.”
Quite why a club that let him go would have the inside track is unclear.
The youngster’s agent, Cheikh Diaw, has also played up the move, although he seemed sketchy about whether it was done or not.
“He’s ready for Arsenal, yes. The club has not made it official yet, but he has signed for the club. They are really looking forward to getting George, who they see as an exciting player.”
Before getting too excited about a player who seemingly failed to make the grade in the Norwegian third tier, we’ll wait for official confirmation from the club.