Arsenal risk losing prolific teenage striker Chido Obi to Byaern Munich over EPL rules

May 3, 2024

Bayern Munich may be able to sign Arsenal’s sensational striker Chido Obi-Martin, who scored an incredible ten goals against Liverpool, because of a contract loophole. With his incredible goal-scoring performances for Arsenal’s academy teams this year, the 16-year-old prodigy has been making waves. Just last weekend, the U18s defeated Norwich City 9-0, and he scored seven goals in that game.

At Hale End, Chido Obi-Martin is well-liked, and Arsenal is currently in talks with his agents to guarantee his place in the team when he turns 17 later this year. Football Association regulations prohibit English teams from signing players to professional contracts before they turn 17, but other European nations are not subject to the same limitations, which leaves Arsenal vulnerable.

Bayern Munich is reportedly among the teams interested in Obi-Martin because of his incredible goal-scoring ability, according to a report from The Telegraph. It’s yet unclear if the giants of Germany want to formally register their interest.

Obi-Martin, who played junior football for both Denmark and England, left Kjobenhavns Boldklub in Denmark at the age of 14 to join Arsenal. According to the Mirror, the Gunners are keen to keep him around considering his remarkable development.
Obi-Martin shared with Bold while being represented by Elite Project Group, the same company that represents celebrities like Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka. dk:

 “I would like to stay at Arsenal for a long time. It’s a good club, I can feel that I’m getting much better in training.

“There are a lot of good people and good coaches, so I’m really happy to be there. Maybe I will have to play permanently at U21 from next season. There aren’t that many strikers in the squad so it will be a good opportunity for me.”