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Arsenal boost as Brooke Norton-Cuffy signs new deal ahead of potential loan

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ARSENAL starlet Brooke Norton-Cuffy has reportedly penned a new long-term contract at the Emirates following his loan spell at Lincoln.

The 18-year-old starred during the second half of last season at the League One outfit where he scored once in 17 matches.

Gunners right-back Norton-Cuffy impressed during his loan at Lincoln last campaign

He then impressed at the European Under-19 Championship earlier this summer where he helped the Young Lions beat Israel in the final.

It was claimed in March how a new deal was on the cards for the teenager, who is highly-rated in North London.

And now The Athletic have stated the right-back has put pen-to-paper on a new contract.

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Arsenal were keen to extend his stay with the defender attracting plenty of interest having entered the last 12 months of his previous deal.

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It has been said that the Gunners are likely to officially announce the extension later this week.

They have also declared that the youngster could once again depart the club on a temporary switch.

A move to a Championship side has been mooted for Norton-Cuffy, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea when he was 12.

His former Lincoln boss Michael Appleton, now in charge at Blackpool, has tipped Norton-Cuffy to have a huge future at Arsenal.

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He told Lincolnshire Live in March: “I don’t want Arsenal ringing me up saying ‘what have you said that for?’

“But I’ve been saying it behind the scenes, I think he will play for Arsenal’s first team on a regular basis.

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“It might not be for a couple of years but it’s definitely going to happen.

“He’ll hopefully continue his progression over the next few games.

“There’s one or two things that I think I can help him with, but by the time he goes back to Arsenal, he’ll be much better.”

Teenager Norton-Cuffy helped England win the European Under-19 Championship earlier this summer

Source: The Sun

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