May 16, 2024

The Arsenal academy product has rediscovered his goal-scoring ability, propelling him back into the transfer plans of some of England’s top clubs.

According to Soccernet.ng, Ajax Amsterdam forward Chuba Akpom could be on his way back to England in the winter.

 

Akpom only left Middlesbrough in the summer to sign for Ajax in a deal worth close to 13 million euros.

 

However, the former PAOK Salonika struggled to adjust to Amsterdam and was frequently left out of the Ajax team by former manager Maurice Steijn.

 

Just as Akpom was about to be labelled a flop, Ajax hired John van ‘t Schip as the club’s new head coach, and Akpom has since soared to new heights.

 

The former Arsenal striker has five goals in his last five games, with Ajax winning three of the four games in which he has scored.

 

Akpom’s resurgence has not gone unnoticed in England, where he remains popular after scoring 28 goals for Middlesbrough last season.

 

And, according to Teamtalk, six English Premier League clubs are interested in luring Akpom away from Ajax when the transfer window opens in January.

 

Fulham, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Luton Town, Sheffield United, and Everton are all prepared to negotiate with Ajax for the former England youth international.

The reports further claim that many of the interested parties want to sign Akpom on a loan deal, with the Nigerian descent open to the option of a return to the Premier League.

Akpom made four appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League without scoring a goal before he departed the club permanently in 2018.

 

While he wants to return to England, Akpom also has his eyes on playing for Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in January.

 

Despite playing for England’s U21 national team, Akpom remains eligible to play for Nigeria and he has already confessed his desire to be a part of the Super Eagles.

 

But with Nigeria boasting several exciting options in attack, including Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi.

 

Awoniyi, on the other hand, may miss the tournament due to an injury that could keep him out for another two months.

 

The absence of the former Liverpool signing could open the door for players like Akpom to compete in Africa’s premier competition.

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