Former D.C. United academy product Andy Najar has spoken out about a possible move to the Premier League.
Najar, 22, has impressed for Belgian giants Anderlecht since arriving from D.C. United back in 2013 and now Najar, who scored this stunning goal for the Honduran national team last week, has spoken about his love for England and how his “dream” has always been to play for Arsenal.
The Daily Mirror in the UK has quotes from Najar saying the following, as he has previously trained and had been watched by Arsenal’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
“I would like to go to English football and have always had a team in England which has been my dream – Arsenal,” Najar said. “I keep that in mind. When I was little I liked Thierry Henry and I always had this dream of reaching Arsenal.”
Najar actually played against the Gunners in the UEFA Champions League this season as they snatched a 3-3 draw at the Emirates Stadium and the winger (who can also be deployed at full back) scored in Anderelcht’s 2-1 defeat at home to the north London outfit in the UCL. The former DCU standout and 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year has been turned professional at the age of 17 and hasn’t looked back since after representing Honduras at the 2014 World Cup last summer.
It remains to be seen if there’s interest from Arsenal but at a price of around $6 million and having so much experience at a relatively young age, Najar seems like an Arsene Wenger-type pick. Look at Joel Campbell and Carlos Vela for past transfers involving young CONCACAF stars.
Maybe Andy’s dream will come true. Watch this space.