Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Gunners make move for Campbell

Published 12/08/2011 | 21:02

Joel Campbell
Joel Campbell

Arsenal have agreed terms with Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa to sign teenage striker Joel Campbell.

The 19-year-old was in his country's squad for the recent Copa America and the Under-20 World Cup.

The Gunners revealed on Friday night that the transfer is subject to the completion of 'formal agreements and processes'.

Manager Arsene Wenger told his club's official website, www.arsenal.com: "Joel Campbell has already shown that he is a player with great ability, and has also performed well on the international stage at a young age.

"We look forward to the formalities of the transfer being completed and working with Joel when he joins us at Arsenal."

Campbell is predominantly left-footed and has made six full international appearances, scoring twice.

He scored on his debut in a 5-0 win over Cuba at this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping his side to the competition's quarter-finals.

Campbell has had two seasons in his native Primera Division, where he played for Deportivo Saprissa and on loan at Puntarenas, making a total of eight league appearances.

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