Wonderkid rejects transfer to Arsenal, Chelsea – report
Arsenal and Chelsea target Abel Ruiz is set to sign a new contract with Barcelona, according to reports in Spain
Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt a blow after wonderkid Abel Ruiz committed his future to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
The 16-year-old forward was attracting interest from the Premier League with big clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all showing an interest in the highly-rated prospect.
Arsenal were thought to have made a bid for the Barcelona teenager in January, while the Spanish club’s former manager Pep Guardiola was reported to be keen to bring Ruiz to the Etihad Stadium.
According to a report in the Daily Express, Ruiz is set to sign a new three-year deal with the La Liga champions and continue his progression at the Catalan side despite the lure of the Premier League.
Ruiz entered onto the radar of some of Europe’s big clubs after his impressive performances at the Under-17 European championship last month, which saw Spain lose to Portugal in the final.