Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Arsenal tracking Crown's Akanbi

Barclays English Premier League side, Arsenal are understood to be surprisingly keeping tabs on Crown FC striker, Morenikeji Taofeek Akanbi (pictured left).

SuperSport has been informed that Arsenal have detailed one of their scouts to continue to watch the development of Akanbi with Crown FC.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, took interest in Akanbi, 17, after watching a video of his game for Nigeria's Under17 national team against DR Congo on September 12, 2010.

But our correspondent was told that no deal can be reached for Akanbi just yet, as his development is considered vital.

"He's highly regarded by the Arsenal manager. So that's why he's one of the numerous youngsters being watched by Arsenal across the world.

"Akanbi is very talented and has a lot of prospect to be a very good striker in future. But we have been told not to rush him so we will be watching," was told by a source close to the English side.

There are a host of unnamed English clubs also interested in the 17-year-old.

Akanbi has scored seven goals for Crown FC in this term's Nigeria Premier League (NPL).

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