Celtic have completed a deal for promising Arsenal youngster, Armstrong Okoflex, who hails from Dublin and plied his trade with Tolka Rovers before he was spotted by Arsenal five years ago.
Celtic win race for highly rated 16 year old Arsenal youngster Armstrong Okoflex! pic.twitter.com/SzBhEfNjGI
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) July 13, 2018
The 16-year-old, who can be deployed as either a left winger or as a striker, played seven games for Arsenal’s U18s last season, scoring one and assisting one goal.
Okoflex has been capped by both England and Ireland at youth level. “Ireland is where I’m from but England is financially better and the grounds are amazing,” he said last summer. “I enjoy playing with both but obviously I’m Irish so I feel the connection with them.”
Welcome to Celtic Armstrong Okoflex pic.twitter.com/9hfo3RpRcm
— 90MC (@90MinuteCynic) July 13, 2018
3 year deal and delighted pic.twitter.com/f8X66fHkNL
— Ginty (@Ginty1888) July 13, 2018
Okoflex only turned 16 in March and had trials with West Ham and Tottenham before deciding on a move to the Emirates when he was just 11.