Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino. The midfielder is currently on loan at Blackpool.
However, he has impressed many with his brilliant skills during his loan spell. Charlie’s contract is also expiring in the next summer transfer window.
BARCELONA AND CHARLIE PATINO TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Barcelona are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino. Many football experts have called him one for the future. Hence, the Gunners are hopeful that they can agree on a contract extension with the midfielder. The contract of Patino is expiring in the next summer transfer window. However, the Gunners have the option to extend it for two more seasons.
The report also claims that Arsenal will take the option. However, negotiations are going on for a longer contract. Hence, the report also claims that Barcelona will make a move for him. The report also claims that Xavi likes the young midfielder. It also claims that they see him playing alongside Gavi and Pedri in the La Liga sides for the long term. Although, the Gunners still lead the race for his contract extension.
ARSENAL WILL HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH THE CONTRACT EXTENSION
Barcelona have become very smart with the transfers. They have started making more free transfers or signing players that are at the end of their contracts. Hence, Arsenal needs to fast with the Charlie Patino extension. There are also reports that the La Liga giants want to sign a new midfielder in January. This is because Sergio Busquets will leave for the US at the end of the season.
A number of reports also claim that Franck Kessie wants to leave the club due to a lack of game time. Hence, Barcelona will need to sign midfielders to add squad depth. Therefore, a player like Charlie Patino will benefit them long term and short-term. Hence, the La Liga side needs to have a conversation with him to convince his client to look at the potential transfer.
However, for Arsenal, he cannot be sold to Barcelona. He is dubbed as one of the best midfielders in England’s youth. The midfielder is so good that the Spanish FA are trying to convince him to join their national team. This can happen as his father is of Spanish nationality.
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