Friday, 31st August, 2012
Arsenal have reached an agreement with Macedonian club FK Belasica for young goalkeeper Deni Illiev, according to French sports daily L’Equipe.
The 17-year-old shot-stopper has been training with Arsene Wenger’s men and has made a positive impression on the French manager.
However, signing Illiev will be a difficult operation for the Gunners to conclude, given that Macedonia is not in the European Union and therefore a work permit will be required.
Illiev currently turns out for Belasica, who hail from the Macedonian city of Strumica.
The 17-year-old has been identified as possessing vast potential between the sticks and he will surely jump at the chance to land with the Gunners.