first_imgJuventus and AC Milan show interest in Arsenal teenager Sam Greenwood Comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Sam Greenwood has caught the eye of European giants (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal teenager Sam Greenwood has become a target for Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan, while he has also attracted the attention of clubs in Germany.The 17-year-old moved to the Gunners from Sunderland last year, after spending 10 years with the Black Cats, and has impressed since his switch south.The striker appeared for England at the Under-17 European Championship over the summer, scoring in all three of his country’s games, against Netherlands, Sweden and France.The Sun reports that Juve and AC had sent scouts to the tournament and it was Greenwood who caught their eye thanks to his goal-scoring exploits.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was reported that Bundesliga clubs had shown an interest in the forward even before the European Championships, as his name is spreading across the continent.A bid is yet to be submitted for Greenwood from any of the interested parties and Arsenal will not want to let him leave on a permanent deal as one of their brightest prospects.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to Arsenal’s official website last year, Greenwood described his game: ‘I’m a striker and can play on my own in attack or slightly behind. I’ve got decent pace and like to come in and drive towards goal from the wings.‘I’m working on improving every aspect of my game, including shooting, heading and passing, but I’m concentrating most on my positioning and movement.‘When we play a three-man attack at Arsenal, how we all interact and move on the pitch is vital. Positioning and movement as a three is something we work on to make it smooth and natural, making sure we don’t all take the same line.’AC Milan’s interest is thought to have arisen through executive Ivan Gazidis who moved to the club from Arsenal last year.MORE: Real Sociedad set deadline to complete Nacho Monreal signing from ArsenalMORE: Danny Mills names his combined XI for the North London derby – and only two Arsenal players feature Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 28 Aug 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShareslast_img read more


first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram “It is a good thing we are meeting Germany in our first match. If you want to be a champion, you have to overcome strong forces on the way. We are starting the tournament knowing that there is no easy route to the top, and that we have to give our best in every minute of the competition,” observed Coach Danjuma on the eve of the cracker in St Malo. The Falconets delegation landed in France on Thursday, and trained on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the team attended a FIFA Ethics Workshop. Their official training session ahead of today’s clash took place at the Stade de Marville yesterday afternoon. Effervescent forward Gift Monday must play carefully in order to avoid a yellow card that could knock her out of Thursday’s clash with Haiti, having been cautioned in the Nigeria team’s final qualifying match against South Africa in Benin City early in the year.The Falconets are loaded to the hilt with proven performers. Captain Oluwakemi Famuditi and Glory Ogbonna would be expected to keep things tight at the back, while Christy Ucheibe and Peace Efih would be saddled with the responsibility of pushing the ball upfront for the experienced and efficient Rasheedat Ajibade and the starry-eyed but clinical Anam Imo.The Falconets will take on Haiti at the same venue on Thursday, before closing the group D attrition with China at the Stade de Clos Gastel in Dinan/Lehon on Monday next week.Meanwhile, Eminent world citizens, including the President of Nigeria Football Federation and 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and ranking Member of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Hon. Ayo Omidiran will cheer Falconets against German in Saint Malo today.                                   Pinnick flew into Paris yesterday from the United Kingdom before making his way to Saint Malo.Respected lawmaker Omidiran, an illustrious financier and ardent supporter of women’s football for several decades now, is a Member of the House of Reps’ Committee on Sports and Youth Development and Chairman of the NFF Women’s Football Committee.Nigerian girls have finished as runners-up on two previous occasions. Nigeria’s Under-20 girls, Falconets, will this evening begin their Group D campaign of the 9th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup against perennial foes Germany in Saint Malo, France.In yesterday’s opening encounter, Mexico edged Brazil 3-2 in an interesting affair in Dinan/Léhon.After falling in the final of the 2010 and 2014 championships to the same Germans, Coach Chris Danjuma and his ladies must have conjured up some tricks aimed at ending the second fiddle role to the Europeans. last_img read more