Bayern Munich and PSG also want Haddadi.
Another Barcelona youngster has come onto Arsenal’s radar as they, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain compete to sign Munir El Haddadi, according to the Mirror.
The young forward has progressed through the highly revered Barca youth academy and is now attracting some of Europe’s elite.
Haddadi has been impressing in the UEFA under-19 youth league and has scored five times and provided two assists in just six matches.
With the ability to play as a striker or out on the left flank the 18-year-old possesses great versatility in attack and is billed for a promising future.
The Gunners have a history of poaching youngsters from the Nou Camp, with the most obvious success story being that of Cesc Fabregas.
The Spain international arrived in north London in 2003 as a teenager and developed into one of the best midfielders in the world under Arsene Wenger’s guidance – before the Catalans bought Fabregas back in 2011 for a whopping £35m.
More recently Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral have made the same journey and the club have also been heavily linked with another starlet from Catalonia in Antonio Sanabria.
However, Wenger will face competition for Haddadi’s signature, most prominently from Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola – who managed Barca for four years between 2008 and 2012.
Now in Germany the 42-year-old manager holds great respect among the football community and would be a big attraction for any young player.
French rich boys PSG are also in the hunt, having helped develop starlets such as Lucas Moura, Marquinhos and Marco Verratti in recent times.
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