Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly set to battle it out for Ibrahim Sulley and Emmanuel Gyamfi.
Sulley and Gyamfi have allegedly caught Arsenal and Liverpool’s attention after both featured for Ghana in the u17 World Cup last month.
Sulley has already apparently had a trial in Merseyside, while their national team coach, James Dzandz, insists that they’re both catching the eyes of clubs from all over Europe.
“They both played very well and we have received a lot of offers from Spain, Germany and England but we are reviewing them to see the place that can help them develop them better and provide him with opportunities to develop,” said Dzandz.
“We have learnt a lot from young African players rushing into big European clubs and not getting the opportunity to develop.
“They are going to go on a training programme in four weeks time… we are looking into Liverpool and Arsenal so hopefully we will see how it goes. We haven’t finalised any deals at the moment.”
He added, “We are looking at development opportunities for the boys and at the moment that is not in Ghana.”
Neither teenager has a club at the moment, so it makes sense that Dzandz is singing their praises. Good man.
Whether any top European club actually wants either player remains to be seen.
Attacking midfielder Sulley had a two-week trial with Bayern Munich back in August. However, obviously that didn’t work out for whatever reason.
Gyamfi has now recovered from an ankle injury he suffered during the u17 World Cup and is presumably ready to start trials as well if Arsenal – and Liverpool – have been reportedly keeping an eye on him.
Arsenal are known for their development of young African players, so it makes sense that we’re being linked, even if we’re not genuinely looking to sign the pair.
Either way, good luck to them. Their national team coach obviously rates them.
Feature image credit: Ghana Sports Online.