Arsene Wenger has reportedly included kid sensation Jeff Reine-Adelaide in the squad for Arsenal’s pre-season.
As per reports, the Gunners boss has revealed that Reine-Adelaide will have a chance to prove his worth during the Gunners pre-season alongside other youngsters such as Chris Willock, Alex Iwobi, Gideon Zelalem and Chuba Akpom.
The 17-year old summer signing from Lens academy is a left footed pacey winger, and it is thought that he was included in the squad due to the absence of Alexis Sanchez who is “resting”.
Reine-Adelaide relatively young age has not deterred Wenger from including him and giving him a chance to impress. The Arsenal manager confirmed this, according to the Telegraph, when he told reporters that “You will see Jeff Reine-Adelaide in pre-season”.
“Adelaide is a player I’ve identified in France. He just won the European Championship with the U-17”, Wenger said of the 17-year old.
“He’s an offensive player but he can develop into an all-round midfielder as well. At the moment he plays on the right or left but I think he can develop into a central midfielder as well”, the veteran manager concluded.
Reine-Adelaide has high aspirations and his belief in Arsenal’s style of play and also Wenger’s tutelage of youngsters made him choose to move to the Emirates.
“Arsenal is an institution. I have always enjoyed this club and how his team plays. When discussing my departure with my family we quickly turned
The young Frenchman was signed together with team mate Yassin Fortune is a £3million deal, according to the Daily Mail.