Ethan Nwaneri: Nigerian Descent Set to Sign First Professional Deal With Premier League Club

Ethan Nwaneri: Nigerian Descent Set to Sign First Professional Deal With Premier League Club

Babajide Orevba
March 25, 2024 at 1:57 PM
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  • Ethan Nwaneri is set to sign his first professional contract with North London club Arsenal
  • The impressive midfielder holds the record of the youngest player to ever feature in the EPL
  • He clocked 17 on March 21, meaning the youngster can now proceed to sign a professional deal

Nigeria-eligible youngster, Ethan Nwaneri, is set to sign his first professional contract with English Premier League, club Arsenal.

Nwaneri was just 15 years and 181 days old when he became the youngest player to feature in the English topflight after coming off the bench against Brentford in September 2022.

Although he has not made another Premier League appearance since then, the midfielder has been in scintillating form at the youth level.

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He made his second first-team appearance during their 6-0 win over West Ham United.

It was gathered that the Gunners have successfully negotiated scholarship terms – which run out in 2025 – with their Hale End starlet and his representatives last summer, GOAL reports.

Meanwhile, several rival clubs are already eyeing the 17-year-old who celebrated his birthday on Thursday, March 21.

As a result, the teenager can now sign professional contract terms with the North London outfit.

The London-born star is billed to convert his sponsorship contract into a professional deal in the coming days.

The midfielder is set to commit the next two or three years of his career to the Gunners, who have kept Manchester City and Chelsea at arm’s length to keep Nwaneri at the club.

Endurance Alade eyes Nigeria call-up

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigeria-eligible youngster, Endurance Alade, indicated interest in playing for Nigeria, despite being eligible to play for the Netherlands.

Alade lamented as the U20 team lost 3-2 to their Senegalese counterparts in their final Group B game at the recently concluded All African Games in Ghana.

The defender, who joined Dutch club VV Spijkenisse last summer, believes he would have made an impact on the team as the 18-year-old, who was born in the Vlissingen municipality, stated that he would improve the defence of the squad.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.