Arsenal linked with another Barcelona starlet

Arsenal linked with another Barcelona starlet

In recent weeks Arsenal have been linked with Barcelona youngster, Julio Pleguezuelo Selva, a defender, but AS suggest the player is going to Chelsea while the Gunners have secured the services of another graduate from La Masia.

Josimar Quintero, a 16 year old Ecuadorian born right winger, is the player in question, but the situation is complicated by the fact both he, and Selva, share the same agent, Raúl Verdú.

Verdú informed Barcelona last month that the players would be rejecting the offers put before them in favour of a move to London, where they can sign professional terms a year earlier than in Spain.

It was this loophole which Arsenal exploited to sign Cesc Fabregas in 2004, and in recent times the Gunners have added Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral from the Spanish champions.

Both players have been linked to Chelsea, but AS insist that Selva will join Chelsea, Josimar will go to Arsenal, while Liverpool will complete the signing of another youth star, Sergi Canós.