Leeds United look set to sign highly-rated Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood in a deal that could see the Gunners net up to £3 million.
The 18-year-old striker was recruited from Sunderland two years ago and has been a regular scorer at under-18 level and was set to challenge for more game time at the under-23s this season.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath claims Leeds will pay an initial £1.5 million with numerous add-ons making up the rest of the deal.
Deal for #LUFC Leeds to sign Sam Greenwood from #Arsenal starting at £1.5m rising to £3m with add-ons for England U18 striker. They are leading race but others like him. #ManUtd and #ACMilan have watched him
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) August 24, 2020
It’s said that both Manchester United and AC Milan have been keeping tabs on him amid reports he’s struggled to settle in London.
On his own blog, our resident Arsenal youth expert Jeorge Bird writes: “This transfer, if it does take place, also raises concerns about there being too many youngsters in Arsenal’s academy setup, which means some of the best prospects inevitably won’t wait around for long.”
In the last week, Arsenal have added four free agents, all under-21, to the Academy setup as they adopt a tweaked approach to youth recruitment.