'I Will Never Forget the Moment', Forward Reflects on Arsenal Interest in Him

'I Will Never Forget the Moment', Forward Reflects on Arsenal Interest in Him
Myron Boadu | Getty
Eredivisie player Myron Boadu has disclosed how he rejected advances from Arsenal to remain with AZ Alkmaar.

Having gone through the ranks at the club, the forward who is now 17 years of age has made his way into the first team, a feat he feels might not have been possible had he gone the other way.

In 2016, there were speculations that Arsenal wanted him to join them as he was on top form and seen as a prospect. However, the youngster chose to commit his future to AZ Alkmaar by signing a three-year contract with the Eredivisie outfit.

One might say that Boadu failed to utilize the opportunity to play for one of the world's biggest football clubs but he is not even bothered. He still believes he made the right decision which he does not regret.

"I will never forget the moment I got on the plane," he told Elf Voetbal. "I thought, ‘this may be an important day in my life.’ If we had said yes, it would have had far-reaching consequences for our family. It was attractive to go, but I also got a very good offer from AZ.

"I’m playing in the first team now, I do not know if that would have been the case at Arsenal, where I would play with boys of my own age, which did not appeal to me."

The Netherlands U17 international is faring well at AZ. He has scored three times in four appearances so far this season.

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