Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had promised the fans the club would be busy in the ongoing winter transfer window. The manager seems to be delivering on his word as the Gunners primed for yet another signing.
The Gunners are set to complete the signing of teenage forward Ademola Lookman from Chalton Atletic. The Sun via the Metro reports that the Gunners are set to beat London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to his signature in a £2million deal.
Lookman, 18, joined Charlton’s academy in 2014 after signing from youth club Waterloo FC. His impressive showings for the youth sides finally saw him rewarded with his first team senior debut in November last year. The forward has gone on to make nine appearances for the Addicks netting three goals in the process.
Lookman, a player of immense potential has been a revelation since his debut and Charlton are understandably reluctant to part with the player. Addicks interim boss Karel Fraeye insisted Lookman is not leaving Chalton.
“Ademola is on a two-and-a-half year deal already,” Fraeye said last month.
“We are doing what we have to do. I think we are very close to where we want to be.
“Ademola has just started first-team football. He’s started very well but he’s got so many steps to take.
“I’m sure he won’t be sold in January and will be here in the long-term.
“He’s a smart boy and I think Charlton is a good club for him. If he is looking for a club to develop at, he’s at the best club for him and he knows that.”
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