Juan Pablo Angel’s 12-year old son, Tomy, has been undergoing trial with Arsenal at their Hale End academy, as per the Independent.
Angel, a former Aston Villa striker, lit up the Premier League with his brilliance between 2001 and 2008, scoring 44 league goals for Aston Villa and the Daily Mail have claimed that young Tomy could be following in his father’s footsteps.
Tomy developed his talents in the United States of America after his father finished his playing career in the Major League Soccer with New York Red Bulls initially, and then LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.
Angel then retired from professional football in the year 2014, and now his 12-year old son is also determined to make a career in football and succeed even more than his father.
Nevertheless, the Daily Mail stated that it is still unclear whether Tomy will be offered a permanent place in the Arsenal academy. Whatever the case, Tomy’s future looks bright in the footballing world and even though it still appears far, the young boy could one day play for Colombia, too, just like his father.
Arsenal’s knack for taking players young and building them into world beaters in future will surely benefit Tomy, if he succeeds in performing well to enable him to be put in the Gunners’ academy. He can then go on from strength to strength and could become a first-team player for the North London club.