Joel Campbell’s agent warns off faker


The agent of Joel Campbell has hit out at a man claiming to represent the young Arsenal striker in Italy.

Joaquim Batica has responded after quotes appeared from a man claiming to be acting for Campbell that he could move to Serie A this summer.

It’s now been revealed that the man in question is not affiliated with the Costa Rican in any way, and Batica said, “Joel has never met this man and doesn’t have a clue who he is.

“He does not represent his interests. I do. In fact, while here in Brazil, not once has Joel thought about going anywhere. He’s been purely focused on helping Costa Rica at this tournament.

“There are lots of people who have been in contact with me trying to engineer moves to different clubs, but none of them have authorisation from Joel or his family.”

It’s not unusual for people like this to try and wangle themselves into transfer deals as a third-party, but it seems this bloke has been well and truly shot down.

Batica also added some clarity to Campbell’s future, hinting that he’ll be part of Arsene Wenger’s squad next season.

“Once this amazing adventure here is over, Joel is heading to London,” he said. “He has always wanted to play in the Premier League and Arsenal is his club.”

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