Arsenal interested in signing 15-year-old FC Barcelona starlet – report

Arsenal and Man City are keeping tabs on FC Barcelona starlet Robert Navarro, according to reports

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Arsenal and Manchester City are both keen on signing FC Barcelona starlet Robert Navarro this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Sport, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the 15-year-old will hold showdown talks with the La Liga club about his future in the coming days.

The midfielder turns 16 later this month and he will either have to agree new terms with FC Barcelona or leave Camp Nou, according to the same story.

That’s because the teenager doesn’t currently have a release clause in his deal, meaning that any club wanting to sign him after he turns 16 would only have to pay information rights.

The same report says that both Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in the highly-rated teenager, with Juventus and Monaco among the other clubs also monitoring proceedings.

Navarro has come through the youth system at FC Barcelona and is widely regarded as one of the club’s hottest young talents.

Arsenal have previous when it comes to signing players from the Spanish club, with the Gunners having famously landed Cesc Fabregas from FC Barcelona when he was 16 years old back in September 2003.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host Southampton at The Emirates.

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