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Bayern In Advanced Talks With Nigerian Young Forward

Bayern In Advanced Talks With Nigerian Young Forward

Bayern Munich are reportedly progressing in discussions to land young Arsenal prodigy Chido Obi-Martin after the 16-year-old rejected a scholarship renewal offer.

Obi-Martin netted an incredible 32 goals in 18 Premier League 2 games in the academy this season and has already bagged 10 goals in 14 U-17 Denmark caps.

The 16-year-old scored in each of his final nine league games this term, netting seven times in a 9-0 thrashing of Norwich City in April. That was the fifth time he had scored four or more goals in a single match this term.

Martin-Obi scored twice at the U-17 European Championships over the past month as Denmark made the semi-finals and so, with international games included, he has recorded 43 goals in 42 outings.

According to Academy Scoop via Football.london, Bayern have taken advantage of a breakdown in talks between Arsenal and the player, and are advancing in talks to land the teenage sensation. There are reports that Borussia Dortmund are also keen on his signature.

This is a change of tide from the youngster’s intentions, having outlined his desire to stay in North London last month.

“I would like to stay at Arsenal for a long time,” said Obi-Martin, who has already played for the club’s U-21s.

“It’s a good club, I can feel that I’m getting much better in training. There are a lot of good people and good coaches, so I’m really happy to be there.

“Maybe I will have to play permanently at U-21 from next season. There aren’t that many strikers in the squad so it will be a good opportunity for me. Arsenal is a club that gives young talents the opportunity to play.”

Obi-Martin is eligible to play for Nigeria, Denmark and England.

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  • Edoman 7 days ago

    If l were his parent, l would never, never encourage him to play for Nigeria under any circumstances. However, most Nigerians in diaspora knows what goes on. Most Nigerian people tend to ‘bite the finger that fed them’. Look at the way and manner they abused their Oga Rohr after all what he has done for them. Dr Drey and I knows that the ‘unjust gets their rewards right here before our eye’. Nigerian people, particularly omo9ja, thief Odegbemi, Kennett, Ugo and so many l can’t remember right away, can you all emerging if Oga Rohr was still the National manager, the ranking our Nation could be today? O, the evil that men do live after them.

    • Steve 7 days ago

      Shut your trap , you talk too much !!.. Rohr this, Rohr that , is he the first coach have ever been sacked ?.. Nigeria as a whole have it’s problems, so advising the young boys parents for him not to play for Nigeria makes you a wicked soul!!..

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