Agent claims Arsenal youngster might already be thinking about joining Juventus

Juventus has shown interest in signing Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino for some time, with reports even suggesting a potential move in January.

During that period, Patino was performing exceptionally well at Swansea, securing a regular spot in most of their matches.

However, in recent weeks, he has found himself spending more time on the bench as the coach places trust in other players.

Football agent Michele Fratini has commented on the youngster, suggesting that Patino’s head may have been turned by Juventus’ interest during the January transfer window.

It appears he might now be looking forward to a move to Serie A at the end of the season, potentially causing distractions for him.

He said, as quoted by TV Play:

“I have noticed that Charlie Patino has gone a little down morally lately. He has not raised his level.

“I wonder if he was already thinking of going to Juventus in January and if he is ready to go in June.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Patino is one of the finest players we have groomed, and his loan spell was going so well in the first half of the season.

The situation has changed now, and we probably might have to send him out on loan again so he can prove his talents.

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  1. Same happened to him at Blackpool last season. Played really well first half of the season, then faded in the latter part.

  2. when does his contract run out? Hopefully we can get a good fee for him. Wish him a happy career. Doesn’t seem like it’s going to work out at Arsenal.

  3. He and Nwaneri should be given a chance with the first team next season. Throwing them once in a while along with the big players, especially in the domestic cup games, would help their development.
    The earlier they are schooled in the best Arsenal tradition, the better

  4. This is just nonsense from this agent.

    Swansea brought in a new manager and has stated that patino needs to bulk up and get stronger on and off the ball. The new manager stated its nothing personal but for his development its key.
    Now what he is stating is true but this new manager is someone who wants direct style football to avoid a relegation battle and patino doesn’t fit his game plan.
    What is certain – is the agent is talking garbage.

  5. Why does this always happen. Patino has to find is own level and rise from there. Stories like this are click bait. He is not arsenal ready and the level is constantly rising. Why not try a team with stable management.

  6. Patino seems short on stamina and needs to work on his physique if he’s going to last a complete season of top class football.

  7. Sadly, for Patino, he has been very inconsistent.
    He played well for a while with a few moments of true creative class, but no more so than other players. His defensive qualities were not good.
    Neither manager has been overwhelmed by his ability (just averaging 44 minutes per game and not yet seeing full 90.) Duff played direct football, which didn’t benefit Charlie; Williams’ approach is not so different either.
    Your player has received good support from fans, but more in hope than expectation.
    Maybe a season in Italy (less physical and more time on the ball) will fit his style more and allow Patino to develop more successfully.
    (Swans fan)

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