Chelsea & Arsenal in transfer race for Calum Kavanagh

Kartik Jain
By Kartik Jain
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Calum Kavanagh, the son of former Ireland international midfielder Graham Kavanagh is being scouted by both Chelsea and Arsenal who are in search of a quality centre-forward.

The scouts of Chelsea and Arsenal have been tapping the striker who has now scored 5 goals in the last 5 under-18 games for Boro. Kavanagh, who is only 16 now is already in the plans of Middlesbrough’s first team.

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate is planning to extend the contract of Kavanagh for a long-term now. The teenager too is happy at Boro for now and is expecting to develop further before he steps in to one of the big Premier League giants.

However, reports from Football.London suggest that he is not willing to commit his long-term future at Middlesbrough and would rather ‘take a wait and see approach’.

His father who started footballing in 1990’s moved from Dublin to have a long career for Stoke and Cardiff and the family still lives in the North East.


Both Frank Lampard, the manager of Chelsea and Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal prefer youth over experience and are keen on adding a young blood to their squad. Kavanagh fits in pretty well to the teams that need a goal-scoring option.

The youngster is a pin-point finisher who knows to be present at the right place inside the penalty box and also shoot at angles difficult for the goalkeeper to save. He has been on a goal-scoring spree for Boro and promises to be one for the future.

With the need of a striker growing in London, Kavanagh is not a short term solution but is someone who can lighten up this decade for whichsoever club he joins.

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