- George Lewis has reportedly completed his move to Arsenal
- It was gathered that the youngster performed well during trials at the club in March
- The winger is expected to team up with the clubs U23 side when at the start of next season
English Premier League club Arsenal have reportedly completed the signing of 19-year-old George Lewis to make him the club’s first summer deal, GOAL reports.
The Gunners are desperate in bolstering the squad in the next months despite having a very tight budget, as new manager Mikel Arteta wants to return the team to winning ways.
Details of the deal was made public by youth blogger, Jeorge Bird, who claimed that the Fram Larvik youngster was penned down after a superb performance during trials in March.
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Reports have it that the winger will team up with the clubs U23 side when at the start of next season.
Born in Rwanda, he is also eligible to play for Norway at the senior national team level.
A former coach of the starlet Jonathan Hill has been left surprise by the news.
He told Goal: "It’s been in the news over here about Arsenal but no-one really gave it much attention at first.
"I’m delighted for George, but I’m also a little surprised. It has come as a surprise, but hopefully he can do well over there if it happens.”
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly prepared to sell up to three centre-halves when the summer window opens.
He rejoined the Gunners as manager back in December 2019, succeeding Unai Emery who was sacked after registering a string of poor results.
And nearly half-a-year into the job, Arteta is looking to assemble his own squad that fits his philosophy.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the other player on the chopping board despite the Greek having a year left on his current deal with Arsenal.
Joining the list is Shkodran Mustafi who has often come under immense criticism from Arsenal supporters.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has rejected a possible offer by Italian giants Napoli, indicating that he wants to feature in the Premier League.
Complete Sports, citing Eurosports Manu Lonjon, are reporting that the 21-year-old has already turned down the offer by the Serie club.
SunSport quoting La Repubblica claim that Gennaro Gattuso's side is comfortable enough to land the Nigerian youngster despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis feels confident enough to compete with the Premier League side Arsenal for the youngster.
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