Yeboah eyes Arsenal switch

The nephew of Leeds United cult hero Tony Yeboah is hoping to follow in his uncle’s footsteps with a move to the Premier League – with his sights firmly set on Arsenal.

Retired Yeboah is best remembered at Elland Road for wonder-strikes against Wimbledon and Liverpool in the mid-nineties.

But now it is his nephew, Samuel, who intends to be making the headlines as he plies his trade in Belgium.

The 23-year-old recently put pen-to-paper with Jupiler League outfit Racing Genk after establishing a healthy goals-to-games ratio in Eastern Europe.

The Ghanaian international won the Moldovan league with Sheriff Tiraspol before signing for Israeli side Hapoel Kfar Saba.

And an impressive 34 goals in 81 games for The Greens saw him move across the country to Tel Aviv where he spent the 2008/09 season - netting 15 times.

Uncle Tony memorably scored 25 goals during his three-year spell in Yorkshire - including a UEFA Cup hat-trick against Monaco – before joining German side Hamburger SV.

He now spends him time as Chairman of Bechem Chelsea FC in his native Ghana.

CSKA Moscow were reported to be lining up a £2.5m bid for the young Yeboah, with Birmingham City also believed to be interested.

However, Genk eventually won the race for his signature at a cost of £650,000.

But he admits he is planning to use this move as a stepping stone to greater things after impressing in the Europa League, with his ultimate goal to play under Arsene Wenger with the Gunners.

"I hope to get to a top European league via Genk," he said.

"I dream of Arsenal."