Joel Idelho: Arsenal sign teenage sensation from Ajax on a 4-year deal

Joel Idelho: Arsenal sign teenage sensation from Ajax on a 4-year deal

- Joel Idelho has joined Arsenal from Ajax in a four-year deal worth £450,000

- The teenage forward will be sent to the Gunners U23 team where he will continue his development

- The North Londoners also completed the signing of Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on deadline day

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Joel Idelho has reportedly completed his move to Arsenal from Dutch League side Ajax after penning a professional contract with the Premier League outfit.

The North Londoners were decent on transfer deadline day after bringing in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for about £45 million.

Willian, Cedric Soares, Gabriel, and Runar Alex Runarsson also made a switch to the Emirates Stadium among others this transfer window.

Metro UK reports that Idelho joined Ajax earlier this year but did not last long with the club before attracting attention from the Premier League outfit.

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His move to Arsenal is expected to help him continue his professional development programme under Mikel Arteta's watch.

Joel Idelho: Arsenal sign teenage sensation from Ajax on a 4-year deal

Joel Idelho joins Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey at Arsenal. Getty Images
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The publication further revealed that the club confirmed the move on their official website, welcoming the player after describing him as a player ‘best known for his pace and accuracy.’

According to, the teenage forward signed a four-year deal at the Emirates in a move costing the Gunners around £450,000.

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Both Idelho will join Per Mertesacker’s Academy and work under Steve Bould in the Under-23s as they look to work their way towards the first team under Mikel Arteta. earlier reported that Arsenal have announced the signing of Ghana international Thomas Partey from Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.

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The 27-year-old's impressive performances last season for the La Liga side caught the attention of Gunners chiefs who were impressed and made a move for him.

The big Ghanaian played 35 games last season for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and scored three goals which helped the club finish in the third position.

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