Arsenal After Barca Wonderkid

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Arsenal are planning another bid to sign one of Barcelona’s biggest young talents.

As wearethenorthbank.com reported on Wednesday, Chief Scout, Steve Rowley, travelled to Switzerland to watch the Elite Group 2 of the European Under-19 Championships – a round Robin featuring England, Spain, Montenegro and Switzerland.

Aside from watching long-term transfer target, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rowley was keeping a close eye on Barca winger Gerard Deulofeu.

Deulofeu, the youngest of Spain’s hugely talented U19 squad at 17 years of age, has been watched by a host of clubs including Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal; and has been likened at La Masia to Ronaldinho.

Rowley was also impressed by England and Nottingham Forest centre back, Jamaal Lascelles.

The 17-year-old has not yet broken into Forest’s first team but is regarded as one of the best England players at U19 level.