Transfer: Arsenal confirms Salah signing in a surprise deal
Arsenal football club confirms the signing of Salah-Eddine on a free transfer from Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord today.
17-year-old Salah-Eddine otherwise known as 'Salah' joined Arsenal after signing a professional contract with the North London side.
Salah will join the Arsenal professional Development Phase ahead of the 2020/2021 English Premier League season.
The deal for the 17-year-old to join Arsenal was surprising with some Feyenoord staff expecting to stay with the Dutch side.
He is renowned for his creativity and ability on the ball as a creative midfielder. Salah has spent most part of his youth career in the Netherland where he featured Rotterdam and Feyenoord.
"We all welcome Salah to Arsenal and look forward to watching his development with us" read a statement on the Arsenal website.
Arsenal is signing up a number of youth players under Mikel Arteta with the latest addition being Salah-Eddine and Tim Akintola.
The Gunners are looking to compete for the English Premier League and the UEFA Europa League next season and a chance to defend their FA Cup title won this season.
Arsenal is looking forward to bolstering their defense with more defensive signing after William Saliba joined the North London side.
Arsenal already signed Willian Borges from Chelsea on a free transfer this summer while also trying to tie striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a new and improved deal at the Emirates.