Barcelona midfielder keen on Arsenal switch

Sergi SamperArsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing one of the latest rumours from the continent, which suggests their midfield will be bolstered in January.

The Gunners have a history of poaching young talent from Barcelona, with Hector Bellerin in the first-team a clear example of that, and Metro claim 20-year-old midfielder Sergi Samper is next in-line.

Arsenal’s interest goes way back and it seems they now have a genuine chance of pulling off the deal, with Samper happy to move to secure more playing time and he would be available for just £8.5m.

Arsene Wenger’s midfield options need bolstering, particularly behind Francis Coquelin, and it would be a small price to pay for another player nurtured by Barcelona’s prestigious La Masia academy.

Punters at the pool table are debating whether this is a good idea though, wondering if Samper could become the next Cesc Fabregas or be an arrival that failed to flourish like Fran Merida in the past.

Arsenal fans, would a deal for Sergi Samper aid your title chances? Let us know in the comments below!

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