Another Barca youngster reportedly on Wenger’s radar.
We are reportedly now looking at snapping up yet another one of Catalan giants top notch youngsters just days after being linked with Israeli teenager Gai Assulin we are now supposedly interested in Jeffren Suarez, Barcelona’s 21 year old winger. This comes at a time when it appears we have persuaded Fran Merida and Carlos Vela that their futures lie at the Emirates, which is good news indeed.
Quite where the speculation relating to the La Liga sides academy graduates has come from I am not sure, but it is fairly rare for Arsenal to take players such as Jeffren from clubs when they are already very much part of the first team picture. We do tend to scout our players far earlier than that and therefore avoid having to pay large sums of money and can therefore mould the players in their formative years rather than taking a player who is already part of a club’s furniture so to speak.
Jeffren is a quality performer who has risen through the ranks at both club and country and appears to be about to break through at the Camp Nou as Pepe Guardiola attempts to blood his latest generation of talent. The £7m rated Venezuelan has been capped at Under 21 level for Spain and is on the fringes of the senior set up and has a bright future but I just don’t see that future being with us.
It is however good to see fellow Spaniard Fran Merida commit himself to the club and I think he knows that at the club under Arsene Wenger he stands the best chance of progressing from youthful talent to the finished article.