Benefoot.net has exclusively announced that Arsenal are chasing 15-year-old Anderlecht’s starlet Jason Eyenga-Lokilo.
Over the past few seasons a whole host of young Belgium talent has been snapped up by off-shore clubs – think Adnan Januzaj or Romelu Lukaku – and by all accounts Jason Eyenga-Lokilo may be the next big thing to fall off the Red Devils production line.
An attacking midfielder who can also play on the wings, Eyenga-Lokilo is currently in negotiations with Anderlecht about agreeing a professional contract at the club, however as the talks continnue, the player’s father has confirmed that Arsenal is also an option for his son.
Anderlecht made a proposal to Lokilo and his father. The family weren’t really satisfied with Anderlecht’s offer and European top clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City feel it’s the moment to bring another talented Belgian player to the Premier League.
Lokilo’s father told us that he wants his son to play in the best circumstances. He would like his son to stay at Anderlecht and once see him in the first team of the Belgian club. Jean Claude Lokilo and Anderlecht have already met three times but they couldn’t find an agreement yet. That’s why Lokilo’s family are considering other options for the talented midfielder.
It’s a difficult situation for the whole family, but both Jason and his father feel that Arsenal is a club where youngsters always will get their chances, and with good reason too.
Video footage of Jason Eyenga-Lokilo is below.