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Arsenal ready to make Anderlecht teenager their first January signing

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be ready to make an early January move for young Anderlecht striker Aaron Leya Iseka, according to the Daily Star.

The Star claims that the teenager has impressed in the Belgian side’s youth ranks and has thus played his way into Arsene Wenger’s radar.

Iseka has already featured 10 times for Anderlecht’s first team, but should he complete a move to north London in the new year he is being earmarked to join up with Arsenal’s youth side (via Star).

Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb believe a deal is in the pipeline for the player in complete a January switch, with Wenger eager to bring him on board before his Premier League rivals catch on to what a talent he is.

Anderlecht youth coach Mohamed Ouahbi said earlier this year: “By the age of ten he had outclassed all the other players.

“Aaron is a very strong character who makes himself heard in the squad.

“For years he has been the leader in every dressing room.

“Aaron will always give his opinion in a polite way and when he decides something, he is usually followed by the others.”

Anderlecht head coach Besnik Hasi added: “He has enormous talent and has already taken big steps, but he still has a lot of progress to make.

“Provided he keeps giving the same effort, Iseka will be able to lead the Anderlecht attack in the near future. I have a lot of faith in Aaron.”

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