Everyone knows about the hawk-eyed vision of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is so keen on recruiting top-quality young and budding footballers that young players with truck-loads of potential invariably head for the Emirates.
So far Wenger’s radar has been limited to Europe. Bbut now it seems that he is ready to take the USA under his wings as well with a report that he is desperate to embrace 14-year American wonder kid Charles Renken.
Renken is reminiscent of another erstwhile US teenage sensation, Freddy Adu. Born in Africa, he is an Arsenal fan and moved to the USA as a little boy.
At the moment, Renken is learning his trade at the youth academy at Bradenton in Florida and despite his age, has already have had trials at Reading and with German club 1860 Munich.
Reports state that Wenger has been alerted to this American diamond and that he is ready take in the boy. Which would be a great thing if Renken is indeed as good as the US media say he is.