Arsenal pursue Norwegian wing sensation after exciting March trial

Date published: Friday 8th May 2020 9:43 - Jonny Whitfield

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Arsenal are in discussions with the representatives of Norwegian teenage winger George Lewis after his impressive display on trial earlier this year, according to reports.

Lewis, a right winger who can play across the forward line, is currently a free agent after a spell playing in Norway’s lower divisions.

According to Goal, the Gunners initially invited Lewis on trial for a week March and were wowed by his “versatility” up front.

As such, he was allowed to further showcase his skills for another seven days and the source says that Arsenal have decided to pursue a deal for the player.

It is claimed that Lewis will feature for Arsenal’s Under-23s – managed by Steve Bould – if the deal goes through and that he is not expected to follow a seamless path to the first team enjoyed by Gabriel Martinelli and Matteo Guendouzi.

Lewis was born in Rwanda but began his career at Tromso IL, ahead of a 2017 move to Tromsdalen in 2017.

The winger signed his first professional contract at Tromsdalen but became a free agent shortly after signing for Fram Lavrik in August 2019.

Arsenal – like most clubs across Europe – are expected to scale back their spending when the transfer window re-opens due to the global pandemic and its financial bite on football.

Indeed, the Gunners’ head of football Raul Sanllehi has insisted that his side will be taking such an approach.

He told the Arsenal Supporters’ Forum via Zoom: “The next transfer window, overall, we don’t know.

“I don’t think there will be a lot of movement. The feeling is that this crisis is going to bring a new normality.”

In other news, reports have suggested that Arsenal have been given the chance to sign Mauro Icardi in a swap deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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