Leeds and Celtic go head-to-head in battle to sign Arsenal youngster

Date published: Monday 21st August 2017 10:15 - Joe Williams

Leeds United and Celtic will do battle in a bid to sign Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom, according to reports.

Akpom has made four Premier League appearances for the Gunners and another six in all competitions since making his debut in a league match against Sunderland in 2013.

Since then, Akpom has been loaned out five times to Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Brighton in a career that has yet to properly take off.

In those spells he managed to accumulate 63 senior league appearances and could put roots down this season with a new club.

The Daily Mirror claims that Championship side Leeds and Scottish giants Celtic are “locked in battle” to land the former England under-21 international.

Leeds’ key striker Chris Wood is reportedly set to join Burnley in a deal worth £15million, while Celtic want some competition for Mousa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.

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