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Thursday, 6 September 2018

OFFICIAL: Arsenal Sign 9-year-old Nigerian Jayden Adetiba (Photos)

Premier League club Arsenal have signed Nigerian youngster Jayden Adetiba after impressing on trial in South Africa.


The 9-year-old has signed a deal with the club after a five-weeks trial, impressing Arsenal academy coaches.


Adetiba, has spent most his life in South Africa and played for Super Sport United Soccer School

Adetiba's father, John, shared an image of the youngster signing his deal on his Twitter account.


He wrote: "The little man joins the big club!!"


Speaking to The Sun, Adetiba said:


"I thank God and my parents for this. I am very happy

"I train three times a week at the academy and we have a match at the weekend.


"The amazing thing is, I have always been an Arsenal fan and I will work hard every day to make the first team.


He then revealed his favourite Arsenal player is Alex Iwobi and also Cristiano Ronaldo.


"Ronaldo because of his hard work, and Iwobi because he was at the Arsenal academy at the age of seven and now plays for the first team," Adetiba added.


Speaking about his son’s move to Arsenal, his proud dad, John said:


"Jayden’s older brother spent three years at the Blackburn Rovers Academy and recently signed with Ebbsfleet United Academy.


"Our middle son is also playing football and recently signed with a local team,”  he summed up.


Meanwhile, Adetiba signs a contract, am here waiting to be seen by scouts despite my talent in defence, what a Nigeria this is 😔.


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