Arsenal After Barca Wonderkid


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

As 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.