Arsenal have sold young winger Xavier Amaechi to Hamburg.
As reported by BBC Sport, the teenager has put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Bundesliga 2 side, who have paid £2.25m ‘plus several million in performance-related add-ons’.
Arsenal have included a sell-on clause, but no buy-back.
The England youth international had the chance to extend his contract at the Emirates Stadium, but opted against that.
He also turned down advances from the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Nice, Hertha Berlin and several Championship and Premier League sides.
Amaechi joined Arsenal from Fulham in 2013 and already has a glowing reputation.
Despite never making a competitive first-team appearance for the Gunners, he was considered one of their best prospects.
He had been knocking on Unai Emery’s door and travelled with the team to their late-season warm-weather camp in Dubai in 2018/19, and was included in the Europa League final squad.
Arsenal fans react
Several Arsenal fans expressed their concern about the transfer, with many worried the club will come to regret letting Amaechi leave seemingly on the cheap:
Way to ruin an excellent day.
— ❄ (@AmaechiSZN) 27 July 2019
Using that money to seal the Tierney deal. pic.twitter.com/6TY4ORKuJX
— Apathetic Arsene (@NotSpendFC) 27 July 2019
Don’t blame him, he was never going to get in ahead of Nelson, Saka and now Pépé
— J Nicholas (@EmbyMby) 27 July 2019
— 𝙸𝚊𝚗 🇨🇦 𓅓 (@afcian_) 28 July 2019
Another Gnabry. I know we should be happy about the Pepe story but we cannot keep losing our great youngsters in the process.
— مُحمّد (@Mahalildn1) 27 July 2019
— Raul Sanllehi Club de Futbol (@AMNwrld) 27 July 2019
Thank God for the sell on clause
— mikeAFC (@mikeAFC1) 27 July 2019
It’s a shame we couldn’t keep hold of him but with several young promising wingers at the club a move away is certainly best for him.
— Craig Randall (@crandall87) 27 July 2019
you’d think we’d learn from selling Gnabry pic.twitter.com/PnQugMaxKC
— 𝔢𝔪𝔯𝔢 (@N5Nelsonn) 27 July 2019
Yikes. Hopefully not a Gnabry 2.0
— 🇺🇾 (@OohTorreira) 27 July 2019
What a shame, good luck to him
— Geoff Peasah #AFC♥ (@awuahpeasah) 27 July 2019