Khayon Edwards for the Arsenal u18s vs Tavistock AFC (Photo through Tavistock on Twitter)
Arsenal Youth report that Arsenal provided Khayon Edwards a skilled contract a number of months in the past, however he nonetheless hasn’t signed it.
As issues stand, Edwards is on a scholarship deal, which expires subsequent summer time.
The striker has 14 targets and three assists for the Arsenal academy this season. Only Folarin Balogun has been instantly concerned in additional targets between the u18s and the u23s.
There’s no info on why Edwards hasn’t signed a deal but, nevertheless it’s more likely to relate to how little he’s been concerned within the u23s.
Edwards is now 18 years previous, simply narrowly younger sufficient for u18 FA competitions this season. If he’d been born a fortnight earlier, he would already be too previous.
As a outcome, the striker is generally competing towards gamers who’re youthful than him. He’s doing it very properly, because the second-top scorer within the 2021/22 u18 Premier League, nevertheless it’s comprehensible if he feels he’s prepared for the step up.
Edwards has made occasional steps as much as the u23/u21 sides. For a begin, he made a couple of pre-season begins towards Bromley FC and Ebbsfleet United, scoring towards the latter.
In aggressive fixtures, he assisted a objective within the EFL Trophy towards Newport County, and he scored one within the Premier League Cup towards West Bromwich Albion u23s.
Khayon Edwards and Charles Sagoe Jr with the Arsenal u21s (Photo through Edwards on Instagram)
The striker seems to be exhibiting he’s able to stepping up, however he has Folarin Balogun and Mika Biereth forward of him within the u23s.
A mortgage for Balogun might assist open up a spot for Edwards, which can in flip help Arsenal’s makes an attempt to tie him all the way down to a new deal.