done deal? Arsenal agree deal for highly-rated star, big signing from Sanllehi

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According to Sport journalist Albert Roge, Arsenal have agreed a deal for Barcelona’s highly-rated defender Joel Lopez.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the teenager since the start of March when it was claimed they were interested in signing the pacey left-back on a free transfer.

The left-back joined Barcelona when he was just seven years old and is rated as one of the most promising youngsters at the club’s famed talent factory, La Masia.

Lopez rejected a professional contract with Barcelona this summer and now Spanish journalist Albert Roge reports that he has agreed terms with the Gunners.

New Arsenal head of recruitment Raul Sanllehi has dipped into his former club’s talent pool and used his good relations with Lopez to secure the deal.

In the post, he wrote: “Today is a hard day since I have to say goodbye to the place I have called home for the last five years. I only have words of thanks for people who have helped me during this time.”

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