Arsenal are attempting to sign Tyrese Campbell from Manchester City, according to the Mail. Campbell is just 15, but has caught the attention of top clubs following an incredible goal record.
Campbell scored 49 goals for City’s under 16’s last season and has already represented the England under 17 side.
Tyrese is the son of former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, who made 166 appearances for the Gunners.
Manchester City will want to keep hold of Campbell after an astonishing season last year, but if he wants to follow in his fathers’ footsteps then moving to Arsenal may appeal.
Arsenal could also offer him a more realistic route into the first team in a few years. The Gunners are actively looking to improve on their academy options. Although they didn’t sign a first team outfield player in the summer, there were several youngsters brought in to help increase the quality amongst the academy.
I think it’s a positive move to see the Gunners investing in youth again. Arsenal were often criticised for not signing senior players, but following the additions of Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the attention should now turn to the future again. We should always look to add to the first team but there are currently very few players on the market that would improve our squad.
I’m particularly excited to see us moving for young attacking players, as there are a lack of clinical strikers currently in our youth set-up.