Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United eye 17-year-old Barcelona jewel

In Pau Cubarsi, Barcelona have unearthed yet another gem from their famed La Masia academy. Just 17 years old, the centre-back is already a regular under Xavi and even put in a Man of the Match display on his UEFA Champions League debut vs Napoli on Tuesday.

Naturally, his explosion has not gone unnoticed for the teenage defender is all set for his maiden call-up to the Spanish national team.

At the same time, clubs from outside are starting to cast admiring glances towards the teenage prodigy.

Arsenal, City, United, Chelsea all interested

Indeed, as per SPORT, Cubarsi is attracting interest from as many as four Premier League bigwigs in the form of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United.

The 17-year-old’s current contract with Barcelona runs until 2026 but comes with only a €10 million release clause, which has alerted the aforementioned Premier League clubs.

Manchester City have already scouted him, with reports in the past indicating that manager Pep Guardiola is a major admirer.

Meanwhile, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea are keeping a close eye on his movements. The Blues’ interest is not entirely new either for they made an attempt to sign Cubarsi before his renewal last year.

Cubarsi dreams of Barcelona

Cubarsi wants to succeed at Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

However, signing Cubarsi will be difficult for all the aforementioned clubs as Cubarsi dreams only of succeeding at Barcelona.

At the moment, the 17-year-old is living his dream of playing in the Catalans’ first team. As such, he does not think about anything else than becoming a key player in the team of his heart.

Furthermore, Barça have already communicated to the player’s agents that the intention is to improve his contract.

There is a good understanding between the two parties, so it does not seem difficult to reach an agreement once they sit down to talk. As such, despite the interest from a host of top English clubs, Barcelona have…


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Author : Michel Durant

Publish date : 2024-03-13 20:15:56

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