It’s not quite the big-money summer signing Gunners fans have been waiting for, but according to MKD.mk it appears Arsenal have snapped up 17-year-old Macedonian goalkeeper Dejan Iliev from FK Belasica.
The teenager, who has been capped by his country at youth level, looks set to join the Arsenal Academy where he’ll compete with the likes of Reice Charles-Cook, James Shea and Damien Martinez for a place between some sticks on a faraway pitch at the training ground.
The report claims Iliev impressed while on trial at London Colney and put pen-to-paper on a deal this morning under the gaze of Arsene Wenger himself. It also claims that some of the biggest clubs in Europe were interested in his signature, although a quick Google of his name only returns a link with Italian side Chievo.
One for the future…like you haven’t heard that before.