After focusing on signing more experienced players, Arsenal have turned their attention to some promising youngsters at the moment.
This is good news as it shows that the club is looking to safeguard the future as well. And one player that the Gunners are looking to bring in is Joel Lopez from Barcelona who has gone on and dropped a major hint about his future, according to reports in Metro.
The youngster who has decided that moving to London is the best choice for his career had this to say about his decision:
‘The day has come to say goodbye to what has been my home these last 7 years,’ Lopez told his followers on Instagram.
‘Thanks to Barcelona, it will be the club that I always carry in my heart for wonderful moments that I have lived with my friends, coaches, delegates, executives.
‘Magnificent people who have made me feel welcome from the first day.
‘It was a difficult decision but after contemplating it with my family I made the decision to go and start a new stage as a footballer with great enthusiasm.
‘Thanks to all who have been there always Visca Barca!’
This is a clear indication that Lopez is leaving the club and Arsenal have to be lauded for pulling this deal off. The Gunners have a history of signing players from the Barcelona youth academy. The most well-known examples of this would be Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin.
So, when Lopez comes to the club, he will not feel alienated as he will be among some of his own. This is important when you move to a new country as it can be a little difficult to adjust to the surroundings. The news about the player’s transfer has been doing the rounds for sometime now as the first murmurs of this deal came a few weeks ago.
It is essential to look forward for a club as the future needs to be take care off as well. By signing an exciting talent such as Lopez, the Gunners have gone some way in ensuring this.
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