Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Las Palmas’ 19-year-old attacking midfielder, Alberto Moleiro.
Likened to Pedri, Alberto Moleiro is apparently catching the eye of some very big clubs.
Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester City are said to hold an interest in the teenager and now Arsenal’s name has been added to that list.
According to Goal, Barcelona are ‘desperate to sign’ Moleiro, who joined Las Palmas when he was 15.
“From the first day I saw him training, I realised that he had something different,” Pepe Mel, who brought him into the Las Palmas first team, told Mundo Deportivo.
“He was a child, but since then he has grown a lot physically.”
Currently valued at around €3m, there is no indication what sort of money his club would want for him.
Moleiro only signed a new four-year deal in the summer, tying him to the club until 2026, so it’s unlikely they will let him go for anything close to that. He might not even want to leave just yet, either.
“Watching Moleiro can sometimes feel like you’re watching two different players, such is his almost unique skillset,” writes Francisco Rico.
“He possesses the close control and press-resistant awareness of space of a modern-day midfielder, while also having the electric pace and dribbling ability of a natural winger.
“It is a potent combination, and makes him highly elusive regardless of whether he lines up centrally or out wide.
“He also has a decent shot on him, but it is his ability to take defenders out of the game, either by keeping the ball himself or playing in others, that truly makes him stand out.”
Holding dual nationality with Spain and Cuba, Moleiro has featured for Spain’s u19s and u21s.
Moleiro has three assists in 10 games this season.