Arsenal striker's Nigerian family pushing for Bundesliga move amid Bayern, Borussia Dortmund links

Published: June 15, 2024
Arsenal striker's Nigerian family pushing for Bundesliga move amid Bayern, Borussia Dortmund links

Arsenal's bid to secure the future of wonderkid Chido Obi-Martin has hit a snag, as the striker's Nigerian family is pushing for a move to the Bundesliga.

Despite the Gunners' efforts to tie him down to a new deal, Obi-Martin's family believes that a switch to Germany would be more beneficial for his development.

According to Football Transfers, the young striker is being courted by two of the biggest clubs in the Bundesliga Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who have both held direct talks with Obi-Martin's family and representatives.

Arsenal, who have been impressed by Obi-Martin's prodigious talent, have outlined their plans for his future and are confident that they can offer him the best platform to develop his skills.

However, the Gunners' academy manager, Jack Wilshere, faces a tough task in convincing Obi-Martin's family that Arsenal is the right choice for the 16-year-old.

The Bundesliga's reputation for developing young players is a major drawcard for Obi-Martin's family, who believe that the German league would be a better fit for his development.

This belief is shared by many in Denmark, Obi-Martin's native country, who see the Bundesliga as a hotbed for young talent.

The North London outfit are keen to sign Obi-Martin on a scholarship deal, and have offered him a professional contract to be signed on his 17th birthday in November.

However, the Gunners' plans may be scuppered by the player's family, who are pushing for a move to Germany.

Obi-Martin has already made waves in Arsenal's youth ranks, scoring 10 goals in a single game for the U16 side against Liverpool and netting a record 32 times for the U18 side last term.

His progress has been rapid, and he has already featured for Arsenal's U21 side, with Mikel Arteta's first-team plans seemingly the next step.

Arsenal's hopes of integrating Obi-Martin into the first team may be dashed if his family gets their way.

Ejim Kaycee

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