Arsenal Target Nigerian Wonderkid, Iheanacho, After Star Performance Against Mexico

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Arsenals are monitoring Nigeria wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho after his four-goal haul against Mexico in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Iheanacho, 17, shot to the top of the scoring charts in the competition with a brilliant display against the CONCACEF champions in their opening group game.

After the haul he told Fifa.com: ‘I’ve scored four goals in a game many times, but only in the streets with my friends. But never in an international match.’

Daily Mail reported on Monday that Gunners Chief Scout, Steve Rowley, is out in the United Arab Emirates watching the tournament and is known to be impressed by the midfielder.

Arsenal will have to move swiftly to seal a deal for the teenager as his performance, including four assists with his quartet of goals in the group stage, has alerted a host of Europe’s elite teams to his ability.

A move to Arsene Wenger’s side would appeal to Iheanacho, whose aspiration it is to grace the Premier League, which is widely followed in his home country.