Atletico Nacional youngster Tomas Angel has claimed that he loves Arsenal and wants to play for the Gunners one day.
Edu Gaspar has already shown he has a brilliant eye for talented young players in South America. Gabriel Martinelli is a brilliant example, while young Marquinhos has impressed as well.
Angel, a Colombia U20 international, has now expressed his desire to join Arsenal.
Colombian striker Tomas Angel says he wants to join Arsenal
Arsenal have always been a very attractive club for top players in the world.
Yes, we had a bit of a blip over the last few years, but we’re back now thanks to Mikel Arteta, and that has made us a top destination for talented players again.
The fact that Arsenal give young players an opportunity at the top level is another appealing factor for exciting prospects all around the world.
Young Tomas Angel, who is leading the line for Colombia in the ongoing U20 World Cup, was asked this week about the club he really wants to join – he immediately named Arsenal.
He told TyC Sports: “My dream is clear, it’s the Premier League, I want to get there.
“I love Arsenal, that’s my dream, to be able to play there.”
Who is Tomas Angel?
Arsenal fan Tomas Angel is a Colombia U20 international who plays for Atletico Nacional.
The 20-year-old is the son of former professional footballer Juan Pablo Angel, who played 650 games for club and country in a career that spanned over two decades. Many of you might remember Juan Pablo when he used to play for Aston Villa, where he made 175 appearances between 2001 and 2007 in all competitions.
His son Tomas is still in the early stages of his career, but he has impressed. In just under 1000 minutes of football for Nacional, he has scored six goals and provided an assist this season. He also found the net for Colombia in their 2-1 win over Japan at the U20 World Cup this week.
Angel clearly wants to follow in his dad’s footsteps and move to England one day. If he keeps progressing, Arsenal could well have a look at him in the coming years.