Arsenal seal new deal Not Sokratis/Soyuncu

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Report making the round, claims Arsenal have secured the services of left-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona.

Lopez, 15, has turned down a new contract with Barcelona in favour of a move to Arsenal.

Arsenal have been chasing Lopez for a number of months and saw off competition from Liverpool.


The Gunners’ hopes of securing a deal were boosted last year when they poached Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona to be their new head of football relations.

Joel, has been with Barca since the age of seven, but he has decided to leave Catalonia to further his playing prospects, as reported by Sport.

He will arrive on schoolboy terms and is eligible to sign a professional deal on his 16th birthday next March.

Arsenal will only have to pay Barcelona training compensation.


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