Super Eagles newboy Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee was close to agreeing a two year deal with Arsenal before his contract extension with promotion chasing Bundesliga 2 side Hannover 96.
Hannover 96 announced his contract extension on Saturday, finally bringing to an end uncertainty regarding the highly rated German-Nigerian forward who would have been out of contract in 2018.
The delay according to informed sources was due to the flurry of offers the 20 year old received from teams in Germany and outside Germany , notably among them English Premier League giants Arsenal.
Bazee courted interest from Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Leverkusen , but while the German teams were trying to convince him to make up his mind. Arsenal reportedly offered him a two year deal according to German news outlet SID.
His extension with Hannover 96 however put an end to any hope of Arsenal and the other teams interested in him have in signing him , as he has clearly stated his intention to establish himself at the team before considering any move away.
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