ARSENAL FC are known for liking their players to have a bit of flair about them, and in 15-year-old Derry native Jordan McEneff they seem to have a real prospect on their hands.
The teenager, who is on the books at Arsenal’s youth academy, produced an outrageous piece of skill in a recent match between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Under-16s.
The match took place in Orium in Edinburgh and was part of the Victory Shield, a youth tournament involving Northern Ireland, the Republic, Scotland and Wales.
Representing Northern Ireland, McEneff was on the losing side, but his moment of magic lit up a match which was watched by over 8,000 people having been streamed live on YouTube.
McEneff had already made an impression on the game having come close to grabbing a dramatic equaliser just before half-time with a long-range effort which rattled the Republic’s crossbar.
But he saved the best for last with this inventive trick that would normally be associated with a player of South American origin.
Good lord, Jordan McEneff.
Derry man lighting up Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland. pic.twitter.com/ALaNQWmMvf
— Conán Doherty (@ConanDoherty) November 1, 2016