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Arsenal are ready to raid Barcelona’s youth set-up once again, Sven Mislintat, Head of Recruitment, at Arsenal Football Club has taken an interest in upcoming attacking left-back Joel Lopez who has recently played in the U16 Cadet level through La Masia in Barcelona
Obviously, Head of Football Relations, Raul Sanllehi, who just moved to Arsenal after years at Barcelona, will have aided Arsenal’s in this potential transfer.
Lopez, according to a recent report, has turned down an offer to remain at Nou Camp.
Arsenal clearly have a history of luring talent from Barcelona at a young age, to speed up progression to becoming a full professional, before being swooned back to Spain at an older age (see; Fabregas, Cesc).
Lopez’s reason for leaving the Barcelona set-up will be for the opportunity to get a viable chance at first-team football, with the likes of academy products Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, and Eddie Nketiah playing parts in the first team this year providing clear evidence of a youth influx into the senior squad.