However, it seems another signing is also on the cards, although he will arrive as one for the future, as Barcelona starlet Joel Lopez has posted a goodbye message ahead of his proposed switch to the Emirates Stadium.
Posted on Instragram, the 16-year-old’s translated message reads:
“The day has come to say goodbye to what has been my house these last 7 years. Thanks to FCBarcelona, it will be the club that I always carry in my heart for wonderful moments that I have lived with my Companions, Fisios, Coaches, Delegates, Executives.
“Magnificent people who have made me feel welcome from the first day. It was a difficult decision but after contemplating it with my family I made the decision to go and start a new stage as a footballer with great enthusiasm.
“Thanks to all of you who have been there forever.”
While his post does not specifically mention Arsenal, widespread reports indicate Arsenal is his destination.