The 15 year-old had trials with the Gunners last year, but Brexit laws forced De Groot and his camp to seek a new move away from Holland.
His father told Voetbalzone: “These are all experiences that he can put in his backpack. It is also a nice boost for him that he has again aroused the interest of foreign clubs. Last year he could have stayed at Arsenal, but due to the regulations surrounding Brexit, that ultimately did not yield anything.
"Yet they were the first to wish him success when they heard that he was joining Juventus last week.
"He also still likes Nijmegen, so we'll see which path he eventually chooses."
Interestingly with Feyenoord, De Groot played in the same junior and youth teams as Ismail Oulad M'Hand, whose older brother joined Arsenal last year and also Parma striker Joshua Zirkzee. For the moment, he is with NEC as he awaits offers from Juve and Sassuolo.
- updated April 5