Chelsea Tipped To Outbid Arsenal For England Wonder Kid

By on March 20, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal and Chelsea are linked with Isaiah Brown.

Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head over the signing of West Brom wonder kid Isaiah Brown, according to the Sun.

The report claims that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been watching the 16-year-old for some time and is ready to table a £1m bid this summer after receiving positive scouting reports from Arsenal’s head of development and former WBA coach Terry Burton.

However, it seems Wenger may have to dig a little deeper if he wants to win the race to sign the England U-17 striker as the Sun suggest that London rivals Chelsea are going to table a £2m bid of their own and will look to use their strong relationship with Baggies boss, and former Chelsea coach, Steve Clarke to help seal the deal.

Brown burst onto the scene with some impressive display’s for West Brom’s youth and U-21 teams this season with his pace being his greatest asset after recording times quick enough to qualify for last year’s English Schools Sprint Championship’s.

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He’s currently on a two-year scholarship deal with Albion and the Midlander’s will be keen to tie him down to professional terms when he turns 17, but it looks like they’ll face a fight to keep hold of him with two of London’s big-guns circling .

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One Comment

  1. Ian James

    March 21, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Hello Chelsea and Arsenal. You know that big thing you live in? Yeah, you know, begins with L and has lots of landmarks and has the Queen in it? Well, I’m sure there’s lots of other ‘wonderkids’ in it that you could nick. Perhaps you may have a ‘wonderkid’ who’s in your youth ranks if you bother to look – although it seems it may be bulging with other clubs’ ‘wonderkids’ and may never be used in first team action, the purpose being to stop those clubs having the chance of developing their own ‘youth’ and benefitting from it. Oh, and if a million or two will make you think you’re getting a bargain, think again. It may take a lot more than that.

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