Blow for Arsenal as exciting youngster seals Gunners exit for just £2.25m

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One of Arsenal’s most exciting young prospects has sealed a move away from the north London club, the promising ace rejected a new contract with the Gunners.

Highly-rated Arsenal youngster Xavier Amaechi has sealed a move to Bundesliga.2 side Hamburg, the England youth international is described as “classy on the ball” and a “thrilling dribbler” by Arsenal’s official website.

In 14 Premier League 2 appearances last season the talented winger managed to score four goals and provide five assists to his teammates.

This is according to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein:

BBC Sport also understand that the 18-year-old was approached by some of the world’s biggest clubs, the report claims that Barcelona, Bayern Munich are Inter Milan were all keen on signing the ace.

BBC Sport state that the England Under-16s and Under-17s star passed a medical with Hamburg on Saturday before putting pen to payer on a four-year deal. Ornstein mentions above that the winger will have the chance to impress next season as he’s expected to be a first-team regular.

Amaechi made his first-team debut for Arsenal in a friendly during the club’s mid-season training camp in Dubai.

Amaechi is capable of playing on either wing and the ace will be looking to fast-track his way through England’s youth ranks with some impressive performances for the German side.


Xavier Amaechi
Xavier Amaechi in action for Arsenal’s youth team

Amaechi only has to look towards former teammate Reiss Nelson to see the wonders that a move abroad can do for his career. During Nelson’s loan spell with Hoffenheim the tricky winger was brought into England’s Under-21s side.

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