Arsenal has signed 13-year-old Nigerian football prodigy Nefeye Osazee to their academy team on a two-year deal.

Osazee impressed during a four-month trial period in which he played nine matches and scored 10 goals.

He began his football journey at City Sports School in Nigeria at the age of six and built a reputation as a goal scorer by participating in the City Sports League.

Osazee moved to England in 2022 and played for Slough Town before catching the attention of bigger clubs.

He tried out for both Chelsea and Arsenal before choosing the latter, the former club of his idol Thierry Henry.

City Sports Group CEO Shola Opaleye expressed pride in Osazee’s achievements and praised the youngster’s work ethic.

“We at City Sports School are extremely proud of Nefeye. I remember when he joined us in 2017 as a 6-year-old, he was focused and always listened to the coaches,” Opaleye said on the Arsenal new boy.

The CEO continued on Nefeye’s work ethic, “He is here today because he believed in himself and did something about it.”

The school aims to help young children achieve their dreams by providing solid training in sports, leadership, and academics.

“That is the aim of City Sports School is to help young kids achieve their dreams by providing a solid foundation in Sports, Leadership and Academics training. We wish Nefeye all the best in this new phase,” Shola Opalaye rounded up.