Arsenal have signed defender Jonathan Dinzeyi after he was released by Tottenham in July, according to reports.
Despite not playing a competitive match for the Tottenham first team, Dinzeyi is following in the footsteps of the likes of Pat Jennings and Sol Campbell, who swapped between the north London clubs.
Dinzeyi, who went on trial with QPR in February, has played for the Spurs first team in pre-season friendly matches with his first appearance coming against Spanish side Girona in 2018.
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He has been capped by England under-18s four times and has clocked up regular game time for Tottenham’s under-23 side, playing 22 times in Premier League 2 this season.
And The Athletic claims that his performances have been good enough to earn him a move to Arsenal after being released by Spurs last month.
The Dinzeyi ‘signing is part of the recruitment drive to add promising “development players” to Arsenal’s academy system’ with ‘low-cost signings like Dinzeyi, Tim Akinola and George Lewis are seen as having a good potential upside’.
The Gunners reportedly believe that they will ‘generate profit’ by being sold on even if they fail to make the grade for Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad.
The Athletic adds that the trio are unlikely to be the last promising youngsters to be added to Steve Bould’s under-23 side this summer ‘with more trials and signings anticipated in the coming weeks’.
Arsenal ‘are actively seeking to pick up players that may have fallen through the gaps elsewhere’.