Man City are closely monitoring 17-year-old promising midfielder

Arsenal and Man City are both interested in signing highly-rated Nigerian starlet Olatomi Alfred Olaniyan.

Two of the Premier League’s biggest teams have a history when it comes to snapping up exciting youngsters and giving them an opportunity to impress in their famed academies, and Olatomi could be the latest teenager on his way to the Emirates or the Etihad.

The 17-year-old youngster has been turning heads in Nigeria for some time now, although he missed out on the opportunity to feature for his country at the U17 World Cup after failing to recover from a long-standing knee injury.

Gunners and Cityzens were expected to watch Olatomi during the tournament before deciding whether he is worth pursuing. But they will have to listen to their gut instead with the winter transfer window ready to swing open in less than two months.

At London club, Unai Emery has given youth a chance this campaign with Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka regularly featuring for the first-team.

Man City manager Pep Guardiola is a little more reluctant to throw unproven players in at the deep end however and Olaniyan would probably have to spend time out on loan at one of their many sister clubs should he choose to join the Premier League champions.