English Premier League clubs are interested in signing Sweden U21 international of Nigerian descent Joel Asoro in the summer transfer window.
The Sunderland Echo claims Arsenal, Southampton, Everton and Liverpool are all targeting the young prospect, however, it is Arsenal who are in pole position to snap him up from Sunderland.
Asoro began his career in his nearby club IFK Haninge in a southern Stockholm suburb. When he was eleven years of age before to IF Brommapojkarna, well-known throughout Sweden for its youth academy which has produced top class players such as Albin Ekdal, John Guidetti, and Ludwig Augustinsson
Asoro became the youngest player of Nigerian-descent to feature in the English Premier League when he came on as an 81st-minute substitute for Duncan Watmore against Middlesbrough in August 2016
The 18-year-old was given his first Sunderland start under supervisor David Moyes in a 1–0 triumph over League One side Shrewsbury Town in an EFL Cup second round tie before he later starts in the EFL Cup Round 3 win over Queens Park Rangers and was subbed off for Joshua Maja.
Responding to reports connecting him with a move to top EPL teams, Asoro told Fotbollskanalen: ”It’s insane. I’ve heard that the clubs are interested, but then they don’t know whether it’s more than that.
”it is dependably fun that teams like Arsenal show interest in me. It raises my confidence, but I can not run around and start thinking about it now.
”I’m in the Euro and perhaps there would have been something else if I had been in England. Presently I’m here and trying not to think about it.”
We will have to see who the new manager is and whether or not they like me.
“If not, I will have to look for something. “I have to develop and can’t just play U23 football all the time.”