Reports: Arsenal close in on highly-rated youngster
Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal with League 1 side Crewe for 18-year-old striker Max Clayton.
The highly-rated teenager is regarded as one of the finest prospects in the Football League and played for England at the under-17 World Cup in the summer.
Clayton, who was named the Football League’s Player of the Month for August, has previously been touted to follow in the footsteps of former Crewe starlet Nick Powell, another Gresty Road youngster picked up by Premier League club Manchester United.
According to the BBC Football website, Clayton is ‘an out-and-out forward who has been compared to Michael Owen’.