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Meet The four-year-old footballer scouted by Arsenal while still at nursery
 
From: Kelvin Ugo Ubakaa
Thu, 21 Oct 2021   ||   United Kingdom, London
 

Thursday 21st Oct.2021:Zayn Ali Salman was just four years old when he caught the attention of one of London’s biggest football clubs.
He is the youngest-ever recruit to the Arsenal pre-academy after his skills had him running rings round players twice his age.
“my name is Zayn Ali Salman, I am 4 years old,my favourite team is Arsenal’ the wonder-kid said in a recent interview

Arsenal sign four-year-old 'little Messi' who plays against kids twice his  age - Mirror Online
His coach at his team    Ben Schofield disclosed “We put him in teams with four,five,six-year-olds and already he was head and shoulders above everyone. Just a lot quicker than them and  alot more willing to go and get the ball.the way he kicks a ball,the way he passes the ball was so much better than everyone else. So then we progressed him on, I spoke to his dad and he wanted to try him with the older ones and I said why not so he gets on”.
Zayn’s ability caught the attention of talent scout from Arsenal fc

L'Arsenal punta su Zayn Ali Salman: giovane promessa di 4 anni - Corriere TV
The London clubs Talent scout,Stephen Deans said “this kid is doing something that he shouldn’t  be doing for his age.The way he’s striking the ball,it just looked too sharp for someone that age, so I called my friend and he said he’s 4, I said no, it cant be. He cant be in nursery. I need to speak to his parents and from there now we are here.”
His father was full of praises for his son saying he knew he was a special child from the moment he was born.
Having just turned 5,Zayn continues to receive offers from several other big name clubs in Europe  


 

 

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