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Arsenal transfer news: The Barca youngster wanted at the Emirates

first_img Arsenal are interested in Barcelona and Germany star Georgios Spanoudakis 1 Arsenal are closing in on yet another Barcelona youngster, so talkSPORT’s Talent Spotter looks at the German midfielder set to follow in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas and swap the Camp Nou for the Emirates…Name: Georgios SpanoudakisDate of birth: 25 November, 1998Birthplace: Giannitsa, GreecePosition: Central midfielderInternational: Member of Germany U16 squadWhat’s the latest?Various English outlets reported that Arsenal have already signed Spanoudakis, but Catalan paper Sport have been in contact with the player, and he insists that while he has an offer from the Gunners – as well as several from Germany – he has yet to make a decision. In any case, it looks certain that he will leave Barcelona, after playing less frequently last season than he would have liked.Did you know?1) Spanoudakis was born in the north of Greece, but only a few days later he moved to a town just outside Frankfurt with his family. As such he considers himself more German than Greek.2) The youngster was part of Eintracht Frankfurt’s academy when, at the age of 10, he was spotted by Barcelona. The Catalan side quickly spoke with his father, and a move to La Masia was agreed.3) Originally a central defender who occasionally played as a holding midfielder, Barcelona converted Spanoudakis into a central attacking midfielder, playing a similar role to his idol, Andres Iniesta.4) The youngster is known for his great touch, good passing and physical strength. He isn’t particularly prolific in front of goal, however.5) Spanoudakis has always chosen to represent Germany at international level, and has achieved relative success. In 2013 he won the Bruno de Marchi U15 tournament with Germany, playing in wins over Scotland and Russia. He now plays for their U16 side.They say:“The payer has explained to Sport that while it’s true that he has an offer from Arsenal, he has others from Germany, and has yet to decide which one he will accept.”– Sport on Spanoudakis’ future.Video evidenceArsenal fans, is signing young players from Barcelona something you should continue to do? Let us know below…last_img read more