Shocked with the headline? Don’t be. I was just messing around. Actually, there’s a kid in the Barcelona youth ranks, Oriol Busquets, who has been attracting interests from Arsenal and Manchester United.
Oriol is a 16-year-old defensive midfielder, developing smoothly at Barcelona’s La Masia academy. He is highly rated and has the potential to represent the club in future.
However, as with many other cases before, Oriol is facing a contract dispute with Barcelona. In his case, the contract talks have been dragging on for a while. United and Arsenal have been trying to persuade him with much better offers (read as better offers than what Barcelona are providing) but so far the youngster has turned a deaf year to foreign lures.
Barcelona hope that his native roots (him being a Cule) and desire to play for the club, could prove to be vital in keeping him at the club. As it stands, he is set to sign a new three-year-contract at Barcelona.