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Arsenal close to agreement with player who has already bid farewell to teammates

Arsenal are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for young defender who has already bid farewell to his teammates and club

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Arsenal have reportedly extended an offer to secure the services of promising young defender Brayden Clarke from Wolverampton Wanderers. The move comes on the heels of Clarke’s apparent confirmation of his departure from Wolves, communicated via social media channels.

At just 17 years old, Clarke has been making notable strides within the Wolves academy and has featured for James Collins’ U23s squad. His talent was further underscored by his inclusion in the Wales squad that advanced to the finals of the UEFA European U17 Championships in March 2023, sparking considerable anticipation regarding his potential impact at Molineux.

However, indications now suggest that Clarke is poised for a new chapter in his career. Reports emerging today from The Secret Scout on X reveal that Premier League giants Arsenal have made a decisive move to secure Clarke’s signature, with sources indicating that the Gunners are positioned as the frontrunners to land the young talent.

Arsenal target Brayden Clarke

Arsenal target Brayden Clarke (Image credit: Getty Images)

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While interest from four other Premier League clubs has been hinted at, details regarding these suitors remain undisclosed. Clarke, the son of former footballer Nigel Quashie, hinted at his impending departure from Wolves via an Instagram post a few days ago, expressing gratitude for his time at the club and signaling his readiness for the next phase of his journey.

With Clarke’s profile already removed from the Wolves academy page, it appears that official confirmation of his transfer destination is imminent. However, specific details regarding Arsenal’s offer remain undisclosed at this time.

Should the reports of Clarke’s imminent move to Arsenal materialise, it is poised to inject considerable intrigue into his development trajectory. His track record, including his participation in international tournaments, underscores his potential, and Arsenal’s proactive pursuit reflects their recognition of his talent amidst stiff competition from other clubs.

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