Yeovil youngster interesting Arsenal

Yeovil Town youngster Danial Ojo is being closely watched by Premier League giants Arsenal.

Devon Live reports that the North London giants are monitoring the eighteen-year-old defender, despite the player having made just three first-team appearances for the Glovers.

Ojo made his League debut last week in the 1-0 victory over Cambridge and retained his place as the Glovers eased their League Two relegation fears with a 3-2 Victory over fellow strugglers Morecambe at the weekend.

Ojo impressed in both games, and his development has not gone unnoticed, with the Sunday People also reporting that the Gunners are watching the player, who they say is close to a call up for the Italian U-19 national side.

If Arsenal were to make a bid for Ojo, nothing would happen until the Summer transfer window.

Having come through the Academy system at Charlton Athletic, the left-back joined the Glovers Under-18s in 2017 before being brought in to train with the first-team at the start of this season. He signed his first professional contract in December 2018 and made his first appearance in the 4-0 Checkatrade Trophy defeat of West Ham Under-21s in November.

Glovers boss Darren Way has been forced to try youngsters such as Ojo and Gabriel Rodgers as he bids to improve the fortunes of the Somerset club and it is unlikely he will want to see promising talent leave now they are establishing themselves in the first team.

Way will be hoping the new optimism around the club, since the announcement of potential new owners on the horizon, will encourage young players to see their future at Huish Park.

Our View

Ojo should forget the transfer talk and concentrate on getting as many first team minutes as possible between now and the end of the season.

While it would appear he may have a decision to make in the summer, he must be wary of the tendency for Premier League clubs to stockpile young talent.

If Arsenal comes calling it would appear to be a no-brainer, however, would his development be better served by playing regular first-team football in the lower leagues?

It is an interesting dilemma, but once the wages to the player and money on offer to Yeovil become apparent, Ojo will no doubt be on the move.





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