There has been talk in the Catalan press about a potential move of Barcelona youngster Joel Lopez to Arsenal. The player has rejected an offer from the Spanish giants, opening himself up to a potential move.
They were also linked in similar potential transfer regarding Josha Vagnoman, but Chelsea also showed their interest in this youngster. How things will go, it remains to be seen yet, as Hamburg SV is not keen on losing this hot prospect who might be the future of their defending line.
If the North London club was to sign the player it would mean the Gunners would have to pay the players training rights, but wouldn’t have to pay a transfer fee as he hasn’t turned professional yet.
Although it’s not the most exciting of deals that will happen this season, it will be one for the future and will certainly be more likely than Gareth Bale moving to the Emirates at 33/1. More speculations can only improve the odds for this move, and also for Arsenal chances of winning the title in the future if this youngster strengthens their squad. Many online sites have offered different odds and opinions, but bringing the youngster will definitely give them an edge among competition in the future Premier League games.
The move has been discussed for some time now, months even, with Arsenal new ‘head of football relations’ Raul Sanllehi believed to have played a big part. The Spaniard had been at Barcelona for fourteen years before signing for Arsenal, so he should have a good understanding of the player.
Barcelona had been trying to make the left-back stay, though it looks like the 15-year-old will be moving country and joining Emery’s Arsenal next season. This follows similar deals which have happened between the clubs in the past; hopefully, he will turn out as well as Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin.