Arsenal in the hunt to sign 18-year-old Norwegian forward

Liverpool and Arsenal are among the teams ready to battle it out for Nordsjaelland striker Andreas Schjelderup. The 18-year-old striker is regarded as the next big talent to come out of Norway since Man City star Erling Haaland. At only 18 years old, Andreas has already managed five goals in ten matches this campaign for the Danish club.

Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in Schjelderup. The report claims that Nordsjaelland are holding out for nearly £17.5m for U18 Norway international, and have already rejected a £3.5m bid from Sevilla. The Norwegian’s deal is set to expire in 2024, meaning if the striker wants to leave the club, he should be able to force a move next summer.

If the Norwegian centre-forward refuses to sign a new deal in 2023, then the Danish club will be forced to cash in to avoid losing him on a free transfer. A move to Arsenal could be of interest to the striker, as he can link up with fellow countrymen Odegaard.

Also, the Spanish manager has shown immense faith in youngsters at Arsenal, so Andreas could be given a chance to impress sooner than at other teams. Schjelderup seems to be one for the future and winning the battle could be a real coup for whichever Arsenal or Liverpool do exactly that.

They have the money to afford him, it is just a case of whether they can offer him the right amount of playing time to keep on improving and developing. Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta have made a point of investing in youth during their reigns.