Arsenal, Tottenham battle West Ham for Irish youngster Elvis Azah

Arsenal, Tottenham battle West Ham for Irish youngster Elvis Azah

- Elvis Azah is attracting interest from the 3 Premier League clubs based in London

- The 17-year-old Irish winger spent pre-season on trial with newly-promoted Cardiff City

- The youngster has previously undergone trials at Man United, Everton and Celtic

Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are monitoring Republic of Ireland youngster Elvis Azah over a possible deal.

According to the UK Daily Mail report the 17-year-old was at newly-promoted Premier League side Cardiff City for pre-season and netted twice against West Ham in an under-18 showdown.

At the moment, Cardiff City are facing stiff competition for Azah after other English Premier League clubs signified their interest on the youngster.

Arsenal, Tottenham battle West Ham for Irish youngster Elvis Azah

Elvis Azah, pictured during a trial with Celtic earlier this year, is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham. Photo credit: Daily Mail.

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Azah, who can play on either wing or as an outright further forward, spent time on trial at Scottish giants Celtic in the early part of the year.

Previously, Azah underwent trials at both Manchester United and Everton but nothing positive came out of it as the youngster was not in possession of Irish citizenship.

Azah was born to both Ghanaian parents in Ghana but landed in Ireland with his mum at the age of 11 and recently got his Irish citizenship, suggesting he can sign for English sides.

The youngster has already represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 15 and Under 16 level and equally played junior football with Deen Celtic, a club in Co. Kilkenny, alongside top-flight side Waterford.

Interestingly, after arriving to London stay with his uncle last year, Azah presence has attracted a lot of scouts when he participated in an AG Football Academy 'BE NEXT' showcase match in October.

Arsenal, Tottenham battle West Ham for Irish youngster Elvis Azah

Azah has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 15 and Under 16 level. Photo credit: Daily Mail

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Azah’s main qualities that most of the high profile clubs appreciates includes his pace, acceleration, ball control and ability to beat players.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Italian League side Frosinone are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal star striker Joel Campbell before summer transfer deadline day.

The 26-year-old joined the Gunners in 2011 but has been but has not been impressive for the north Londoners.

He has made just 23 appearances for the Emirates Stadium side in the last seven years and has also been sent out on loan six times.

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Source: Legit.ng

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