Arsenal hand Ethan Nwaneri record deal as Fabrizio Romano reveals contract details

According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal has given promising youngster Ethan Nwaneri a record-breaking contract.

The 16-year-old midfielder Nwaneri has been the subject of a protracted transfer speculation because Manchester City and Chelsea were rumored to be interested in signing him before he committed to Arsenal on a professional basis.

The child made history in September when he came off the bench in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford to become the Premier League’s youngest-ever player. The Telegraph reported back in March that the Gunners were in “serious risk” of losing the player.

Nwaneri, who was previously referred to as “unplayable” by Under-18 boss Jack Wilshere, has chosen to continue his career in north London, which will no sure please Wilshere.

Just yesterday, The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed the teenager had signed scholarship forms which would see him sign a professional deal when he turns in March 2024.

And transfer expert Romano has provided some further details about the contract on the day his schoolboy registration was due to expire on June 30.

Nwaneri contract details revealed.

“Ethan Nwaneri has signed scolarship deal at Arsenal — then agreed first pro deal to be signed when he will turn 17,” Romano wrote in a tweet confirming Nwaneri had inked a new record-breaking contract. Exclusive news has proven it’s finished.

“The highest wage offer Arsenal has ever offered to an academy player, the contract will be in effect for 2.6 years.

The Italian then added his slogan “here we go” to really thrill Gunners supporters.

For Arsenal supporters, who have already enjoyed the arrival of Kai Havertz, who transferred from Chelsea for £65 million earlier this week, the transfer window is shaping up to be quite the event.

In the meantime, Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle to sign West Ham skipper Declan Rice for £105m, with Ajax defender Jurrien Timber also close to a move.

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