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Get Hampshire have claimed that Arsenal have entered the race for former Manchester United trialist Idris Kanu. The 17-year-old is now strutting his stuff at Aldershot Town and his impressive displays have attracted the attention of top English clubs, a list which is now joined by the Gunners.
Idris Kanu joined West Ham academy at the age of 11 and went through his early paces with the Hammers. The Englishman showed great promise in the academy setup, featuring for the Under 21 side at the nascent age of 15.
The player has since made the move over to Aldershot Town and created history in the process. The 17-year-old became the youngest player to play for Aldershot Town at the age of 16 years and 308 days and subsequently also became the club’s youngest goalscorer at the age of 16 years and 343 days.
Kanu has since notched up 2 goals in 12 outings in the National League for Aldershot Town. But, numbers aside, it is his overall play that has impressed everyone in the nation. His form has brought forth the attention of top English clubs.
Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Leicester City and Crystal Palace have been credited with interest in the 17-year-old while Championship outfit Reading is also rumoured to be in the race.