Teenage forward Myron Boadu has revealed that he rejected an offer from English giants Arsenal to remain at Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar.
The 17-year-old, who was born in the Netherlands but is of Ghanaian descent, has made a big impact in the AZ first team so far this season, scoring three times in the first four rounds of Eredivisie matches.
However, he has revealed that in 2016 he had the chance to sign for the Gunners. Speaking to Elf Voetbal, Boadu revealed that he travelled to the English capital to have further talks with Arsenal.
He explained: “I will never forget the moment I got on the plane. I thought, ‘This may be an important day in my life’.
“If we had said yes, it would have had far-reaching consequences for our family. It was attractive to go, but I also got a very good offer from AZ.”
Boadu instead signed a three-year deal with AZ – a decision he has no regrets about.
“I’m playing in the first team now, I do not know if that would have been the case at Arsenal, where I would play with boys of my own age, which did not appeal to me.”
Boadu will hope to continue his scoring form when the Eredivisie resumes this week, with AZ hosting Feyenoord on the afternoon of Sunday, September 16. The match will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 from 12h10 CAT.