Pleguezuelo Set For North London Move After Rejecting Barcelona Contract?

By on April 17, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal and Tottenham are linked with Julio Pleguezuelo.

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head over the signing of Barcelona starlet Julio Pleguezuelo, according to the Mirror.

The 16-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising youngsters at Barcelona’s famed La Masia Academy but it seems he could be set to follow in the footsteps of Cesc Fabrgas and head for the Premier League this summer.

The Mirror claim that Pleguezuelo has rejected Barca’s latest contract offer and has set his sights on a move to England as he’ll be able to earn much higher wages in the Premier League, with the Catalans believed to have offered a three-year deal on a sliding scale starting at £10,000-a-week in the first year, rising to £12,000 in year two and £15,000 in year three.

The newspaper suggests that north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham and interested but its the Gunners who’re understood to be in pole position with boss Arsene Wenger keen to add the talented defender to the growing list of starlets he’s poached from Barcelona, with Cesc Fabregas, Fran Merida, Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral all picked up from the Nou Camp in recent years.

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Signing the best young talent from around Europe has become the ‘in-thing’ for the top Premier League clubs in recent years and it appears Pleguezuelo could become the latest youngster to head for England in search of riches with north London seemingly his most likely destination.

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One Comment

  1. GunnerMan33

    April 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Will be good buy. Heard of him before and think we need to look more at younger defenders rather than overloading our midfield.

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