Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Riqui Puig at Barcelona.
The reports in England suggested that Arsenal are linked with shock Riqui Puig move.
The 21-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Barcelona. He has made his way through the youth system at the Spanish club and made his senior debut in the season 2018/19.
In 19 appearances for Barcelona, Puig has created 3 goals for his teammates.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Spain.
Riqui Puig has represented Spain at Under-21 level, winning 3 caps.
He is currently out of favor at Barcelona and could leave the club this winter.
The Gunners are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
Mikel Arteta is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.
Arsenal are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The Spain international will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Arsenal are tracking Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig. Barca coach Ronald Koeman is prepared to see Puig sold in January after accusing him of leaking team information at the start of the season. The Athletic reports the Gunners are weighing up a January bid for Puig. Puig has played just four times this season. The La Masia graduate is also interesting the likes of Valencia and Ajax.”
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The Gunners will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Puig to join the club.
It is claimed that Barca are open to letting Puig go.
Riqui Puig ideal fit for Arsenal?
If Riqui Puig is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.
A move away from Barcelona will not be only the best move for Puig, but also for the club.
The 21-year-old is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for Arsenal.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
The ball is in Arsenal’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Puig.
How strong that interest is and whether Arsenal will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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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.