Arsenal set to confirm 16-year-old signing from FC Barcelona – report

Arsenal are set to sign FC Barcelona teenager Joel Lopez this summer, according to a report

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Arsenal are set to announce the signing of FC Barcelona teenager Joel Lopez, according to a report in England.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Lopez has agreed scholarship terms with the north London side ahead of his first professional contract next March.

The same article states that no official deal has been agreed but Arsenal are expected to sign the FC Barcelona teenager.

According to the same story, Lopez has made it clear that his future does not lie at the Catalan side ahead of his move to Arsenal.

Spanish head coach Unai Emery took over the reins from Arsene Wenger earlier this summer following the Frenchman’s 22 seasons in charge at The Emirates.

Arsenal have been very busy in the summer transfer window so far following Emery’s appointment.

The League Cup runners up signed experienced Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.

The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.

The north London outfit have also brought on Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.

Lucas Torreira became the fourth addition at The Emirates last week before French teenager Matteo Guendouzi completed a switch from Lorient.

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