ARSENAL wonderkid Alfie Matthews, 18, has hinted at a transfer after posting a cryptic message on his Instagram story about a “big move”.
It comes amid rumours of a move to Newcastle.
The youngster had been in scintillating form for the Gunners’ Under-18s side before the youth season was KO’d due to the coronavirus crisis.
The hotshot striker had been enjoying his best season ever before the killer virus struck, finding the net five times in 15 appearances, as well as starring three times in the FA Youth Cup.
He only mustered eight appearances during the whole of last season as he continued to find his feet.
A daunting trip to Manchester City is first up for Arsenal, as Mikel Arteta begins formulating his line-up for a return to Premier League football on June 17.
The Emirates boss has been allowing some of youngsters like Matt Smith, Trae Coyle and Matthews to spread their wings in first-team training over the past fortnight.
But Matthews seems to have thrown some cold water over a future with Arsenal after posting two cryptic snaps to his Instagram story on Thursday.
He uploaded one picture of him looking down at his boots, with the caption: “Another good session today! We keep pushing towards this big move.”
And a short time later, the starlet posted a snap of his legs stretched out on the grass with some footballs and a net, accompanied with the caption: “These running sessions are not what I want! But we push towards this big move.”
According to Football London, Newcastle are eyeing a swoop for the whizkid and want to add him to their youth ranks at St James’ Park.
Matthews may be guaranteed a better chance of first-team action with the Toon than he necessarily would in North London.
The Premier League are reportedly “fully considering” calls to pull the plug on the Magpies’ £300million takeover.
By: Isabelle Barker
Title: Arsenal wonderkid Alfie Matthews hints at transfer as striker posts cryptic post about ‘big move’ amid Newcastle talk
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11790073/arsenal-matthews-transfer-newcastle-talk/
Published Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 10:31:22 +0000