Barcelona are considering to make a move for Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino, report Mundo Deportivo.
The 19-year-old made his debut in the Arsenal senior team last season and is currently on loan at Blackpool. He has established himself as a regular in the Championship side’s starting XI and has scored two goals and made two assists in his 15 appearances for the club.
Patino, who also has Spanish heritage, is part of the England U20 team as well, where he has netted one goal so far.
The midfielder’s contract is set to expire in June 2023, however, Arsenal are set to start negotiations soon to discuss a new deal. If talks are not finalised before the January transfer window, theoretically the youngster can sign pre-contractual agreements with other clubs.
Barcelona are closely monitoring Patino’s situation in North London as they would be keen to bring him to the Nou Camp.
GSFN | Tom Cserép