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Arsenal keen on Barcelona young centre-back Mika Faye

Arsenal have expressed keen interest in acquiring the services of Barcelona‘s rising defensive talent, Mika Faye.

Hailing from NK Kustosija in Croatia, Faye made a significant move to the prestigious Spanish club Barcelona last summer in a deal worth 1.5 million euros. The highly touted central defender inked a contract that ties him to the Catalan giants until 2027 and presently plies his trade with Barca Atletic.

During his tenure with Barca Atletic, Mika Faye has showcased his prowess in 21 appearances, finding the back of the net on two occasions, thereby solidifying his reputation as a multifaceted defender.

Mika Faye
Mika Faye

Furthermore, Faye boasts international experience, having represented Senegal at the U17 level. He featured in 10 matches for Senegal U17 and notably contributed to their advancement to the round of 16 in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal’s scouting network is meticulously monitoring Faye’s development with a view to luring him away from Barcelona during the upcoming summer transfer window.

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Given Barcelona’s well-documented financial constraints, the Spanish outfit appears open to the prospect of offloading Faye for the right price, thereby potentially paving the way for Arsenal to secure his services.

The Gunners’ interest in Faye underscores their ongoing efforts to bolster their defensive ranks, with the young Senegalese defender emerging as a target for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Faye’s blend of defensive solidity, technical proficiency, and potential for further development aligns perfectly with Arsenal’s recruitment strategy as they seek to inject youthful vigor into their squad.

While negotiations between the two clubs have yet to commence formally, Arsenal’s pursuit of Faye signals their intent to make decisive moves in the transfer market to address their defensive requirements.


Should Arsenal proceed with a formal bid for Faye, it is expected to command considerable attention, with several other European clubs purportedly monitoring the situation closely.

For Mika Faye, a potential move to Arsenal represents a significant opportunity to further his career and make his mark on the grand stage of English football, while for Barcelona, his departure could offer a vital financial lifeline amidst their ongoing financial challenges.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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