Arsenal’s chief Scout Steve Rowley is said to be keeping close tabs on Nigerian wonder-kid Kelechi Iheanacho, the lad won the most valuable player award in the just concluded Under 17 world cup in the United Arab Emirates.
The Gunners are said to be monitoring the progress of the young striker and there are hopes of making a transfer offer in the winter.
The Nigerian Forward plays for Taye Academy in Nigeria and had scored a total of 6 goals in the under 17 world cup competition, Iheanacho’s Agent Henry Galeano has confirmed that Steve Rowley have been making enquiries for the player
“I can confirm that Arsenal FC’s Steve Rowley, acknowledged Kelechi Iheanacho’s talents early in the World Cup and has said some very nice words about him,” Henry Galeano said.
“We’re ecstatic to have another major club like Arsenal following young Iheanacho. That said, the attention is well deserved. Iheanacho’s performance at the World Cup was indeed remarkable.”
The 17-year-old is a huge fan of former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu, and is keen on joining the Gunners if an offer comes by.