Arsenal football club has started planning for the future as usual. The club is reportedly in talks with a 19-year-old Norwegian winger George Lewi.
George Lewi is regarded as one of the most versatile youngsters available in the transfer market. He can play as a left and right winger and also function well playing behind a striker.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has been monitoring the development of the young footballer for a while. When his contract with Norwegian third-division club Fram Larvik expired and became a free agent afterwards, he was invited to Arsenal earlier this year where he spent two weeks on trial.
After the two weeks trial, Mikel Arteta reportedly allowed him to stay extra one week because he was impressed by the performance of the youngster.
From all indications, Arsenal didn’t just plan to keep him for the few weeks he has spent at the club. Talks are ongoing to offer him a permanent stay at the club.
If the footballer is given such a deal, Arsenal will become his first top-flight club since he launched his senior football career with Fram Larvik in 2017. A permanent contract with a Premier League club would mean a lot for the career of the Rwandan born footballer.
George Lewi Can’t Play in Arsenal’s Senior team
However, there are reports that even if the deal scale through and he is offered a permanent contract, he might not walk straight into the Gunners senior team.
A move for the young footballer is not just a futuristic move but an economic move. Since George Lewi is a free agent, his recruitment would cost Arsenal little or nothing, a strategy most clubs would want to adopt at this period the coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the finances of clubs.
George Lewi is a product of the youth system of Norwegian club Tromso IL. He has been out of the club since 2019 after switching from Fram Larvik to Ipswich Town and then to League One Tractor Boys.