Arsenal confirm signing of midfielder
Just as Red London hinted a few moments ago, Thomas Eisfeld is now an Arsenal player.
The Gunners have just confirmed the signing of the 19-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract.
Arsenal will have to pay around £400,000 in compensation for Eisfeld, who was out of contract next summer.
Eisfeld, can play in several positions and was part of Dortmund’s academy for seven years. He has captained Germany’s under-15 team.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website:
“Thomas is a player we have liked for some time.” Wenger said “He is young but has proven to us that he can play, that he has the attitude and technical ability.”
“We’ve watched him closely this season, where he has excelled for Dortmund’s youth team.”
“He is young but has proven to us that he can play, that he has the attitude and technical ability to be a valuable addition to our squad.”
Eisfeld has scored six goals and produced the same number of assists in his 12 appearances for Borussia Dortmund’s Under-19s this season.
“It’s a real honour to be team-mates with the great players at Arsenal, and also training every day with players like Tomas Rosicky – who I grew up watching play at Dortmund.” Eisfeld said
“I will give it everything I have here and do my best to make the manager, players and fans happy.”