Friday, 14th October, 2011

VVV-Venlo wonderkid Ahmed Musa is interesting Arsenal, although the English club are simply joining a queue which already contains Barcelona, Schalke and Udinese.

The 18-year-old has been identified as a player of great promise and the Nigerian is already showing concrete signs of fulfilling that potential despite his tender years.

Musa has clocked up 34 appearances with VVV-Venlo thus far, scoring ten times in the process.

The breakthrough has been made at international level too, where the winger, who can also operate up front, has picked up ten caps for Nigeria.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who has a thick book full of the names of promising young players, is alive to Musa’s potential and looks ready to battle to see off interest from other interested parties.

The Nigerian’s Eredivisie side do not want to part with the talent just yet, but a big money bid may concentrate minds at De Koel.

VVV-Venlo are used to introducing exotic talents to European football and the club developed Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda from 2008 until 2009 after snapping him up from Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight.

Musa was a key figure in VVV-Venlo’s successful fight against relegation from the Dutch top flight last season and looks well capable of replicating the magic to ensure the Pride of the South line up in the Eredivisie for the 2012/13 campaign.

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