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After training in London for a number of weeks, the 16-year-old comes out of the Hatters' celebrated youth academy to join the Premier League giants on a permanent deal

Arsenal have signed promising Luton Town teenager Tarum Dawkins for a significant transfer fee, the club claim.

Dawkins is the latest product to come out of Luton's youth academy and sign for a Premier League club.

The 16-year-old spent three years with the Hatter's youth programme and was monitored by all the top clubs in the country. It is claimed that there was interest from 14 premier league clubs but Tarum decided to join the Emirates club as they are close to his home in Kilburn.
  
Head of youth Gregg Broughton had many praises for Dawkins and Luton's youth academy.

He told lutontown.co.uk: "He is very quick both with and without the football, can play off both feet and therefore he will fit in very well with Arsenal's style of play. Playing on either wing he is capable of beating full backs on both the inside and outside making him very difficult to play against.

"Tarum initially started in our Performance Centre at Crawley Green and after impressing in this environment he was promoted to the Centre of Excellence as an Under-13. Last season he regularly played up a year in the Under-16s where he was regularly monitored by the England scouts and most of the Premier League clubs.

"Despite the club's current non-league status, we continue to produce players with Premier League pedigree. Whilst we have now sold a number of elite players, it must be recognised that these youngsters have joined some of the biggest clubs in Europe."

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