Os offer for Pro Touch star
PUBLISHED: 15:55 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:51 24 August 2010
PRO TOUCH Soccer Academy star Aameer Murphy-Kstantin took a giant stride towards professional football by receiving a schoolboy contract offer from Leyton Orient this week. Murphy-Kstantin, from Westminster, helped PTSA under-12s to reach the quarter fina
PRO TOUCH Soccer Academy star Aameer Murphy-Kstantin took a giant stride towards professional football by receiving a schoolboy contract offer from Leyton Orient this week.
Murphy-Kstantin, from Westminster, helped PTSA under-12s to reach the quarter finals of the Dana Cup, and he also won the Chelsea 'Search for an Asian Star' last May.
He spent time with Fulham, QPR, Norwich and Spurs, impressing up front, on both wings, in central midfield and at full-back, but his best position is behind the front two.
He will now be hoping to impress Andy Edwards, manager of the Centre of Excellence at Orient, who wants to monitor Murphy-Kstantin for three or four weeks before making a decision.
"He got messed about by a couple of clubs and decided to quit football - he'd had enough," said PTSA director Ash Rahman. "But his mum kept in touch with us and he came down to the academy again. The important thing was finding that spark we'd first seen in him.
"He's worth an 18-month contract and we're looking for an answer by the beginning of February because other clubs are interested - Crystal Palace, MK Dons and Southend. Aameer's always on his guard because of what happened with other clubs and we're there to help pick him up.
"He wants to be able to relax and he likes it at Leyton Orient, he's been happy since he joined them at the end of September."
Pro Touch Soccer Academy will be holding trials for seven to 17 year olds at Market Road on Wednesday February 17, which will also mark the academy's fourth birthday.
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