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Borussia Dortmund now interested in Arsenal academy star who scored 10 goals in one game this season

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal academy star Chido Obi, who this season scored 10 goals in one game.

The Danish youth international has this year emerged as one of the north London side’s most exciting prospects after hitting double figures in an incredible 14-3 win against Liverpool at U-16 level.

As a result, Obi’s stock has risen considerably this season, with Arsenal now tipping big things for the 15-year-old Hale End attacker, who could feature for the senior team later this year.

However, according to Sport1, Dortmund are now interested in signing Obi, with the German giants hopeful of taking advantage of the Premier League’s rules on signing teenagers to lure the forward.

Academy players can’t sign professional contracts until they turn 17, meaning Arsenal are at risk of losing Obi to a club like Dortmund if a deal can be reached with the Bundesliga side.

As per the report, Arsenal are fighting to keep Obi on their books, yet with Dortmund now interested in signing the striker, the Gunners could face a difficult battle in the coming weeks.

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And Obi could be that player for the Gunners, especially with the forward pulling off some truly outstanding feats this season at youth level.

However, with Dortmund now interested in the Danish teenager, Arsenal can’t allow Obi to swap England for Germany this year, with the forward clearly a special talent.

Whilst Obi might want to stay in north London, Dortmund’s reputation as one of the best clubs for young players will be an alluring prospect, and Arsenal must do all they can to keep the teenager at Hale End.

 

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