Arsenal youngster Ethan Nwaneri attracting interest from several clubs including Manchester United
Ethan Nwaneri, the Arsenal star who became the youngest ever Premier League player, is attracting interest from several clubs, including Manchester United, according to The Secret Scout on Twitter (h/t Express).
The 15-year-old came on against Brentford in the league recently as the Gunners triumphed 3-0. Nwaneri featured in the final moments of the fixture, replacing Fabio Viera in the 92nd minute.
Harvey Elliott held the previous record for the youngest player to play in PL. However, born in 2007, at 15 years and 181 days, the Arsenal prospect has taken the top spot.
A number of top clubs are keeping an eye on Nwaneri. The youngster cannot sign a professional contract until he turns 17. Sides are hoping to get the 15-year-old on a two-year scholarship deal and it would not cost much to get him at the moment.
Nwaneri is one of the brightest talents in England. The 15-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder. He has been playing with the North London side’s U18 side for a while now.
United have one of the best academies in world football. Gary Neville, David Beckham and Paul Scholes are just some of the names the Red Devils have produced.
At the moment, Marcus Rashford is the one flying the academy flag high. The 24-year-old has become a regular for United since breaking out a few years ago.
Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga and Alejandro Garnacho are some of the other youth team products plying their trade with the senior team. During pre-season, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage showcased their skills as well.
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Nwaneri still has a long way to go in his career. It remains to be seen whether the 15-year-old will be enticed by the prospect of developing his trade at Manchester.