Lens coach: 'Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Yassin Fortune now at Arsenal'

Lens youngsters join Arsenal?
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Pascal Planque, head of youth development at Lens, claims that Arsenal have signed Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune, two of their academy players.

Pascal Planque, head of youth development at Lens, has hinted that Arsenal have signed two of their youngsters.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide, a 16-year-old midfielder, was reportedly monitored by Barcelona, while 17-year-old forward Yassin Fortune was said to be on Manchester United and Barca's radar.

Planque, however, is quoted by French publication But! as saying: "There are still some very good young RC Lens players. This year was well-recruited with good players aged 13-14.

"What is frustrating is seeing the sometimes leave quickly, before they have time to wear the Lens jersey at the highest level. Look at Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Yassin Fortune at Arsenal. It's not easy."

Lens will play next season in Ligue 2 after being relegated from the French top flight in 20th place last term.

General view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013
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