Arsenal’s youth policy continues with the confirmed signing of the ex-Barcelona wonderkid Joel Lopez, according to the ever-reliable Jeorge Bird, who is the guru of everything relating to Arsenal’s youth teams. He reported this morning….
ARSENAL COMPLETE SIGNING OF JOEL LOPEZ FROM BARCELONA
Arsenal have completed the signing of talented young defender Joel Lopez from Barcelona.
The 16-year-old, who has been heavily linked with the club in recent months, will initially go into Arsenal’s U18 squad.
Lopez has signed scholarship terms and will put pen to paper on a professional deal in March when he turns 17.
So that is yet another “one for the future”. He is generally used as a left-back, so let us hope that he rises through the ranks like Hector Bellerin to become an Arsenal star. Hopefully our new youth training team can get great improvement out of him and that he doesn’t get an undying wish to return to the Nou Camp in the future!