Qatari side Al Bidda SC are set to unveil Tim Akinola after the midfielder left Arsenal on permanent deal, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The 22-year-old has already signed a three-year contract with his new club after the Gunners gave the greenlight for the deal before the transfer window in the Middle East country ended.
Akinola joined Arsenal in 2020 after he was released by Huddersfield Town, with the North Londoners taking the unusual step of signing him without a trial after they were impressed following a video analysis of his tenacious midfield performances.
Qatari side Al Bidda SC are set to unveil Tim Akinola as new signing from Arsenal on permanent deal 🇶🇦🤝 #AFC
Akinola has already signed three year contract at Al Bidda, Arsenal gave the green light earlier this week. pic.twitter.com/s0O4FI8dze
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 11, 2023
He featured for their under-21s but did not get to make a first-team debut, spending last term on loan in the National League with Chesterfield.
Akinola spent 2021-22 on loan in the Scottish Premiership with Dundee United but returned to Arsenal in March 2022 due to injury which forced him to undergo surgery after just one appearance.
Akinola has already featured for the Qatari Second Division side, making his debut as they thrashed Al Ahli SC 4-1 in a Qatar FA Cup on Tuesday evening and grabbing two goals.