Nigerian winger, Nathan Tella, has confirmed that his transfer from Arsenal to Southampton is now in the bag, and has sent an emotional farewell message to the Gunners faithful and ex-teammates.
The 17-year-old decided to move on to pastures new after he was told by the Emirates outfit he won’t be offered a professional contract.
“After a great 10 years at Arsenal, sadly I have to move on to a new challenge. Thankyou everyone who has helped me over the past 10 years to make into the player I am,” Tella stated on Instagram.
“I will miss the boys and hope they all have a great career. However, I am delighted to sign with Southampton FC.
“Can’t wait to see what the future holds for me at this club. Thank you God for allowing me to achieve this goal, and also everyone who has supported me.”
Reading and Norwich City had explored the possibility of signing Tella before he agreed terms with The Saints.