Arsenal are set to raid Spain again with a move for Real Madrid starlet Jose Rodriguez – and Cesc Fabregas has played a vital role in the transfer.
The 16 year-old Rodriguez was mightily impressive during the U17 World Club Championship in June, and was voted player of the tournament.
Arsenal scout Francisco Cagigao was watching throughout, and has recommended him to Arsene Wenger.
The Daily Mail reports that Rodriguez was recently shown around Arsenal’s training complex and youth accommodation, with a financial offer also laid out based on expected progression through the ranks.
The newspaper also claims that Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas spoke to Rodriguez personally to advise him to move to London.
Now only a compensation package for Real Madrid lies in the way of Jose Rodriguez transferring to Arsenal.