George Lewis will sign for Arsenal on a free transfer from Fram Larvik this summer, according to his current club’s sporting director.

George Lewis during his time with Tromsdalen UIL (Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold)
George Lewis during his time with Tromsdalen UIL (Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold)

Norwegian outlet VG report quotes from various sources confirming George Lewis is signing for Arsenal this summer. The former Fram Larvik winger trained with the club on trial in March, after they spotted him in the iTromsø Cup over the winter.

The player and his agent both previously suggested that trial would lead to a permanent deal. Now, it appears Fram Larvik sporting director Jostein Jensen is confirming as much.

“Yes, we can confirm that,” Jensen said. “I have been told that he has signed for Arsenal. We wish George good luck.”

The player’s agent Cheikh Diaw also confirmed the move, adding: “He’s ready for Arsenal, yes. The club has not made it official yet, but he has signed for the club. They are really looking forward to getting over George, who they see as an exciting player.

“George’s plans are to train with the U23 team and eventually something with the A-team. When he was on trial, the club thought he was so good that he trained with the A-team for the last three days. The club planned to sign him already after three sessions.”

Lewis is a 19-year-old right-footed winger who can play on either side. As his agent mentions, the initial plan for him is to join Steve Bould’s u23 side. After that, how quickly he gets promoted is a matter of how well he plays.

The player is fast and skilful but reportedly needs to work on his decision making. As soon as youth football starts back up and we can see him in action, you can be sure we’ll bring you detailed reports on his performances.