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.
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