Arsenal raid Barcelona to sign winger

Arsenal set to raid La Masia youth academy again for Barcelona starlet. Arsenal will sign 16 year-old winger Josimar Quintero...

Arsenal set to raid La Masia youth academy again for Barcelona starlet.

Arsenal will sign 16 year-old winger Josimar Quintero from FC Barcelona, according to AS.com.

The Ecuadorian youngster, who has a Spanish passport, will move to Emirates Stadium at the end of the season to sign professional terms with the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger has made some very successful raids on the Barcelona youth academy La Masia in the last few years, with Cesc Fabregas the most notable, successful, and ultimately profitable, having been sold back to the Catalan side for around £30 million after coming through the ranks in north London.

As well as those, Arsenal have signed the likes of Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral in recent seasons, and the fact that players can turn professional a year earlier in England than Spain means that they earn much more money at the beginning of their career if they join a Premier League outfit.

Josimar is a right sided midfielder who began his career as a striker, but has also flourished as an attacking wing back in the vein of Cafu or Dani Alves.

In the next few years he could become either Bacary Sagna’s successor, or play further forward.

Related Stories

Hull City host Arsenal in the Premier League in a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final. Find out how...

Hull City v Arsenal: live stream guide and Premier League preview

These eleven players are all reportedly Spurs transfer targets, having each been linked with a move to White Hart Lane...

Tottenham transfer XI: a team of players linked with signing for Spurs

The £42m German is available once more… Read more Arsenal FC news. With Arsenal needing a win to maintain their...

Arsenal predicted lineup v Hull, with Ramsey starting and Ozil on the bench

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told club officials that he will indeed sign a new contract, according to a report...

Arsene Wenger says he will sign new Arsenal contract

AS Roma want to sign Nacho Monreal… Read more Arsenal FC news. Arsenal are preparing themselves for a bid for...

Arsenal may lose international star to Serie A

Palace striker still looking out for Emirates Stadium club. Marouane Chamakh says he wants to see his former club Arsenal...

Former Arsenal star wants to see Gunners in the Champions League next season

German playmaker is back after injury layoff. Arsenal have been boosted by the news Mesut Ozil is back in training....

(Image) Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil all smiles as he returns to training

Reds want Tello, but Barcelona won’t sell unless transfer ban is overturned… Read more Liverpool transfer news. Liverpool are very...

Liverpool can only sign talented winger if FIFA amend a big decision

Liverpool aces dominate the list… SEE ALSO: Top 10 Players: Best Footballers In the World Ever Based on their form...

Arsenal’s Koscielny 15th, Chelsea’s Hazard 3rd: Premier League’s top 20 best players

Real Madrid and Barcelona legends also feature… SEE ALSO: Top 10 Richest Players in the Premier League Courtesy of football...

The statistically best starting XI in Europe, with Liverpool duo & Arsenal midfield ace