Celtic have signed promising Arsenal youngster, Armstrong Okoflex, who hails from Dublin and played for Tolka Rovers before he was spotted by Arsenal five years ago.
Celtic win race for highly rated 16 year old Arsenal youngster Armstrong Okoflex! pic.twitter.com/SzBhEfNjGI
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The 16-year-old, who can play on the left wing or as a striker, made seven appearances for Arsenal’s u18s last season, scoring one and assisting one.
Okoflex has represented both England and Ireland at youth level. “Ireland is where I’m from but England is financially better and the grounds are amazing,” he said last summer. “I enjoy playing with both but obviously I’m Irish so I feel the connection with them.”
Welcome to Celtic Armstrong Okoflex pic.twitter.com/9hfo3RpRcm
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3 year deal and delighted pic.twitter.com/f8X66fHkNL
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Okoflex only turned 16 in March and had trials with West Ham and Tottenham before opting to sign for Arsenal when he was just 11.
Neither Arsenal nor Celtic have confirmed the move at the time of writing.