This time,the player is the Catalan giant’s Xavi Quintilla. Quintilla is one year junior than the Fabregas that moved to London several summers ago. Fabregas is now valued at around 50 million pounds and is the Arsenal captain. Wenger is unhappy at Barcelona’s transfer tactics and seem intent to anger Barcelona as much as possible.
It will definitely be interesting to watch how Pep Guardiola and Sandro Rossell will react to news that their prospect could potentially leave their club for free, given the fact that they have already let another academy player, rising star Jon Miquel Toral Harper earlier in the season to Arsenal.
Quintilla can play both in defence and in midfield, and scouts from the London side have watched the player in action on more than one occasion. The versatile player cannot sign a professional contract with Barcelona just yet, and Arsenal are reportedly ready to pounce before his current club can offer professional terms.
Transfer rulings in Spain rule that a player under the age of 17 years old are not allowed to sign professional contracts with their club, meaning that other clubs are free to take them away without getting into trouble with the authorities.