Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Academy recruits youngster Salah

Arsenal have confirmed that 17-year-old Dutch mdifielder Salah-Eddine has joined the club’s Academy after leaving Feyernoord.

In announcing the news, the club reveals that the teenager is “renowned for his agility and creativity in the middle of the park.”

He joins our Professional Development Phase and will compete for a place in the under-18s and under-23s.

Speaking about his move, Salah told Arsenal.com: “I want to become an important player in the under-23s and then eventually get involved with the first team in some capacity.

“I want to see what that’s like, but above all else I want to have a really good season with the under-23s. Maybe if I do that then I’ll be able to join the first team here and there in training. Those are my targets.”

And on his style of play, he added: “I’m a central midfielder and I like to play box to box. Offensively I’m a creative player and I can play with my left or right foot. I score goals and get assist, and defensively I like to think I do my bit too, especially in the transition.”

This is likely to be the final transfer window that English clubs can snap up under-18s from abroad so it’s possible we might be tempted to get a couple more of these deals over the line in the coming weeks. Last week, we confirmed the arrival of another free agent, George Lewis from Norway.

FIFA’s regulations on the protection of minors allow for the international transfer of footballers between the ages of 16 and 18 if they are moving between clubs that are both based in the territory of the EU.

By the time Brexit is complete on 31 December, the UK will no longer be within the EU’s territory.

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Ozenal

Big and bold change to youth scouting.

Billy Spencer moffatt

It’s no wonder why so many Scouts have been let go with this rule chang coming in

Johnny 4 Hats

Or that bit in The Holy Grail where they shout “Bring out yer dead” and youth coaches flop semi conscious prospects onto Per’s rickety cart.

Twatsloch

No more under 18’s from abroad for the PL as of 2021 then. Project fear, wasn’t it?

Anonymarse

One of the many benefits of Brexit

Berlingoon

lol

Naked Cygan

Now we need a Firminio, Mane, and Alison.

Man

Some people are never happy. We’ve got Ozil, Xhaka and Mustafi.

A Different George

I think I would be okay with just Van Dijk.

ABDUL SOMAD

Proud of this team, arsenal.

Biggles

Never heard of him, but we all wish him well I’m sure. Interesting reminder about the effects of EU departure on some potential transfers.

Dave cee

I like it when transfers are just announced like this with no speculation, much less stressful

Dave cee

Looks a bit like Cesc, with a tache 🙂

Guns&Gooners

Hope he will turn out as good as his name brother up north.

Arsenalfanperson

Never thought I’d see an Arsenal player who shares my name. Hope he makes it to the first team.

Reality check

Saladin!

Arsenalista

This ain’t mo joke Salah, you need to get stuck in. Welcome to Arsenal son

Merlin’s Panini

Welcome Salah. I like his funny little moustache.

Adam

Any other Broken Sword fans loving this?

Dave

I want to see him succeed if only for that mustache

Richie

Laca Xhaka Saka Sala

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