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Arsenal, Aston Villa and Leeds United target confirms transfer plans as summer move looms for EFL wonderkid

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Ajani Burchall will leave AFC Bournemouth this summer as interest builds in his services, the player has confirmed on Instagram.

The 16-year-old winger is set for an incredibly bright career in the game and was offered a scholarship deal with the Cherries, however he’s taken the decision to turn down the offer in order to pursue a move elsewhere.

Reports from The Sun in March confirmed that Burchall was attracting interest from the likes of Aston Villa, Leeds United and Arsenal with Dean Smith’s side said to be ‘in pole position’ to complete a move for the player this summer.

Burchall has already made his senior debut for Bournemouth during a Championship clash with Huddersfield in December – a game that the club won 5-0.

But despite being given an opportunity in the first team, Burchall has signaled his intention to move on.

Taking to Instagram, he said: “I have decided to take a different step in my pathway to achieve my dream.

“I can not express my gratitude to the overwhelming support the club gave me throughout the course of my journey with AFC Bournemouth.

“Not a day will pass without remembrance to those who have helped me achieve my career so far.

“I thank all my teammates and staff who have helped me be the player I am today. Looking forward to the hard work to start next season !! Thank you AFC Bournemouth.”

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The verdict

There’s no doubt that Ajani Burchall looks set for a bright future.

For the winger to have already been given an opportunity in the first team is very impressive for a player of 16 years of age.

With reported interest from the Premier League it seems that Burchall could be set for a big move this summer, and an announcement could be made shortly based on this post.

Where he’ll end up remains to be seen but I’m sure that many will be keeping an eye on his progress.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

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