by Nia Griffiths

Arsenal have apparently made a considerable bid for Spanish 16-year-old, Oriol Busquets.

The midfielder, who currently plays for Barcelona, is said to have been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for a while and it appears now we’re willing to make a move, despite the youngster only recently signing a new deal with the Spanish team.

A recent signing we made from Barcelona at a similar age, Hector Bellerin, has gone on to earn a place in our starting 11. Although you can’t really compare the two players as Bellerin’s a right-back, Wenger eye for young talent is undeniable.

Oriol Busquets of Spain in action during a U16 International match between Spain and Belgium at St Georges Park on February 11, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: Oriol Busquets of Spain in action during a U16 International match between Spain and Belgium at St Georges Park on February 11, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

 

Going back further, we also signed Cesc Fabregas at the age of 16.

On one hand, the likelihood that we’re keeping an eye on a talented young box-to-box midfielder is high. On the other, he’s just signed a new deal with Barcelona and this could throw a spanner in the works.

Either way, he’s very young, and if Wenger truly wants him, I’m sure we’ll be lurking in the shadows for him for a couple of years… In the least creepy way possible.

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