Nigerian striker Austin Amutu claims he’s 'not far away' from sealing a transfer to Ars...
Nigerian striker Austin Amutu claims he’s 'not far away' from sealing a transfer to Arsenal.
The 22-year-old currently plays for Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona but says he has always dreamt of plying his trade in England.
Amutu claims Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has long kept tabs on him and even recommended him to Ligue 1 outfit Angers in the past.
The forward says he nearly completed a deal to north London while playing for Nigerian outfit Warri Wolves but it fell through.
Now the 6ft 1in Nigeria U23 international believes he will secure a move to the Premier League soon.
I believe I am not far away from my dream of playing for Arsenal” He told AfricanFootball: It has been my dream to play for Arsenal, they came for my while I was at Warri Wolves and I think it was money that truncated the whole thing. By now I should be playing for Arsenal or any team in England. I am happy that a coach like Wenger has interest in me for long, still keeps his eyes on me and has not lost interest. I believe I am not far away from my dream of playing for Arsenal. He recommended me to Angers. The French team watched me score in Toto Cup semi-finals.