Arsenal have apparently beaten Manchester United to the signature of Erik Tobias Sandberg.
According to the multiple outlets, Arsenal have agreed a deal with Lillestrom SK for the central defender who is known for his ability on the ball – except they haven’t.
It seems it is all a massive hoax!
Just 16, the story is a good one and it’s not surprising that many outlets, ourselves included, were caught out by it.
@DailyCannon the Erik Tobias Sandberg deal is a hoax. guy who "broke" the news on twitter has vanished, and used Varg Vikernes as his avi
— (((Mani))) (@APAutomatic) July 20, 2016
Arsenal have not signed Erik Tobias Sandberg from Lillestrøm. The Norwegian club told me Twitter reports are a hoax. pic.twitter.com/hfhgOd1FXu
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) July 19, 2016
We’re normally not so careless, and this has been a valuable lesson learned – no story is immune from being checked – even when it’s only about an unknown 16-year-old defender!