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Jibril Back At Hearts After Arsenal Trial

Highly-rated Hearts of Oak youngster Tawrick Jibril is back at his parent club after trials with some of Europe’s elite – including Arsenal – did not materialize.

The 16-year-old midfielder attracted a lot of foreign interest during the summer window and apparently caught the eye of Arsenal’s chief scout Steve Rowley.

Reports claimed that Jibril underwent a two-week trial at Emirates Stadium in June with a view to a permanent move if he impressed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Torric’s agent Prince Omar Ibrahim revealed then:

“We have received the documents from Arsenal inviting Torric for trials from June.

“We have taken the future development of the player into consideration and we all know that there is coach better than Arsene Wenger who can do the work.”

Jibril, 16, came to prominence when he was picked by Claude LeRoy for the home based national teams in their qualifiers for the Africa Nations Championships.

“Staying out of the team’s pre-season training program was never an act of indiscipline,” he told Hearts News.

“I sought permission from the club to go on trials in Europe. What I set out to do with these European clubs did not materialize so I don’t think it is wrong to be back where I belong.”

“For me it is all about maintaining my focus and taking the rest of the training activities very serious and I will surely pass the test. There is so much I have to grasp before I catch up with the squad but I hope I would not take long to get there,” he concluded.

The teenage sensation is regarded as the most exciting young player in Africa, and although he is only 16, has already made a handful of appearances for Accra’s first team.

Update: Portsmouth have asked to extend the trial of Jibril to another fortnight.

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buhari
buhari
13 years ago

jibril is a great player
and i will l;ioke arsenal to sign him he is the next essien

Fabo[4]
Fabo[4]
13 years ago

I'd prefer if we signed Veloso to be honest. We need a first team CM/DM more than we need another youngster, yeah he probably is an outstanding talent and I'd welcome that but it's all about priorities.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

Yep, he's a very talented prospect.

GoonerChris
13 years ago

I think the Veloso rumours are just agent talk. Wenger has already said he'll stick with what he's got, I can't see Veloso coming in tbh.

sean
sean
13 years ago

Pompey asked him to stay for another week on trial but he said that he wants to join Arsenal!

Prince Ayobamidele
Prince Ayobamidele
13 years ago

Hello,                                                  My name is Prince Ayobamidele,a soccer administrator who owns a soccer academy in Nigeria,i have alot of young talented players in my academy that are ready for trails in abroad, am searching for an soccer agent/club to collaborate with or to give my players trial out to showcase their skill and place them on trial with any team of your choice and you will also be able to manage my players and get them clubs either in the amateur,semi professional or the professional level where they can grow in their skills and games.      Please i would… Read more »

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