Barcelona starlet Joel Lopez has reportedly agreed on a deal to join the Premier League giants Arsenal this summer.
Lopez, who plays for the Catalans Under-16s team, has rejected a new contract offer from the La Liga champions who were believed to be desperate to keep him at La Masia.
The 16-year-old defender has joined Barcelona at the age oft seven. However, Sport reports that he is hopeful a move away from Barcelona will improve his playing prospects.
The Gunners head of recruitment Raul Sanllehi is believed to have been integral to completing the deal, having left the Catalans for Arsenal at the start of the year.
The Gunners will only have to pay a compensation fee for Spaniard’s signature due to the teenager being out of contract at Nou Camp.
The Gunners have also been closing in on a deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s wonderkid Yacine Adli.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been active this summer already finalising the transfer of Stefan Licssteiner who joined the club as a free agent from Juventus and are on the brink to announce the transfer of German goalie Brand Leno.