FC Barcelona youngster decides to sign for Arsenal – report

Young FC Barcelona left-back Joel Lopez is set to sign for Arsenal this summer, according to reports

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FC Barcelona youngster Joel Lopez has told the Spanish club that he is going to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Sport is reporting that the left-back has his heart set on a move to The Emirates after the Gunners tracked the teenager for some time.

The same report says that the FC Barcelona Under-16 starlet has told the Spanish club that he will not sign a new contract and has turned his attentions to moving to Arsenal this summer.

According to the same story, the Spanish side did everything possible to try and convince Lopez to sign a new contract at the Camp Nou, but it wasn’t enough to persuade him to stay.

The same story now claims that he is set to move to Arsenal this summer because a switch to the north London club is an “attractive sporting project” and offers him the possibility of developing his game.

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to build a squad capable of breaking back into the top four next season.

The north London side finished in sixth place in the Premier League and without a trophy last term.

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