Date: 12th June 2018 at 5:02am
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Arsenal have already bolstered their defence with the capture of veteran full-back from and will now improve their depth with the capture of a young ace.

Spanish outletĀ SportĀ states ’s U16 left-back has informed the Catalan giants he will not be renewing his deal, instead moving to English football to join Arsenal – following in the footsteps of Hector Bellerin.

Lopez is highly-regarded at Barcelona’s esteemed La Masia academy but, despite pushing for a renewal until the very end and holding positive talks with the teenager’s representatives, have been unable to convince him to remain at the club.

15-year-old Lopez has instead been lured by Arsenal’s sporting project, which has been significantly restructured in the past 12 months, and former Barcelona man Sanllehi, appointed operations at the , has been pushing for the services of the full-back.

Arsenal will only have to pay a development fee to Barcelona as Lopez is out of contract.