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Xavier Amaechi has become the latest in an ever-growing number of young English players to move to Germany to continue their development. Rather than move to Germany on loan, as former Arsenal teammates, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe did last season, Amaechi has moved on a permanent deal. In doing so, he has joined the likes of Ademola Lookman, and Jadon Sancho, but with a slight difference. Xavier Amaechi has moved to the 2. Bundesliga, Germany’s second tier of football. Admittedly, he has joined Hamburger SV, who despite not playing in the top division, still boasts one of the highest average attendances in German football. Until their 2016/17 relegation, they had only ever known football in the Bundesliga since the league’s debut over 50 years ago.

Amaechi has left Arsenal without ever making an appearance for the senior side, with the promise of first-team football in Germany. That’s a huge gamble from HSV. However, they believe they have seen enough in the 18-year-old to think he can contribute to their promotion efforts, having failed to bounce back to the Bundesliga in their first attempt last season.

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