Arsenal to battle Manchester United for exciting playmaker’s signing

According to the Sun via Portuguese outlet Record, Arsenal are set to battle rivals Manchester United for the signing of MLS talent Ezequiel Barco.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has been tipped to move to England after his fantastic displays for Atlanta United, the ace scored 4 goals and registered three assists in 18 games.

It would be interesting to find out how much Barco’s signature would cost. The Sun add that Atlanta signed the Argentinean ace for £11.5m in 2017 – the starlet’s price-tag looks to have sky-rocketed since.

At just 20 years old the versatile attacking midfielder is already a two-time MLS All-Star; he’s also won the MLS Cup, US Open Cup and Campeones Cup since joining Atlanta.

Barco appears to have got the most minutes under his belt as a central attacking midfielder, but the ace has plenty of experience playing on either wing.

Read More: Here’s our dive into why Arsenal should put Unai Emery out of his misery.

Arsenal and United will have to better Sporting Lisbon to secure the ace’s signature, the Sun add that the Portuguese giants are ready to make the youngster a lucrative offer as they see him as Bruno Fernandes’ replacement.

Do you think an attacking player should be one of our priorities or should we focus on strengthening elsewhere?

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2 Comments

  1. Gbengress says:

    No matter who you buy, so far we still have Emery, nothing will change

  2. Break-on-through says:

    We do need more midfielders, and for existing ones to step it up a notch. Willock, Niles, Rowe, Guendouzi, they need to grab the bull by the horns, time to show us how much you want it. Don’t know how good this guy up there is, but we need good players playing like senior players, not another Pepe sitch where the guy needs time, we need them to pull their socks up and play to win.

    Also, our wide forwards. I think we need them to take a step back and play more like a wide midfielder. Pepe, Saka, even Auba, there’s too much disconnect with the way midfield looks compared to forwards and then defence being so eager to be that deep, not enough bodies in midfield and are too slow in getting out to first man/closing down.

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