La Masia’s Pablo Moreno to announce Juventus deal in coming daysJune 25, 2018
Reports from Italy and Spain suggest that Juventus have agreed a deal to sign Barcelona starlet Pablo Moreno.
The 16-year-old has had an impressive campaign in the Cantera and has been on the watch list for a number of clubs across Europe, including Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Catalan newspaper Sport reported back in May that Serie A club Juve had all-but agreed terms however, and it is now understood that a deal is almost done.
Moreno is reported to have a refused a renewal offer from the Blaugrana, despite lighting up the youth league this season with 31 goals.
His exit is expected to follow Joel Lopez, who has agreed personal terms to join Arsenal.
News of Lopez’ talks with Emirates officials first began in March when details of his expiring contract with Barca become known.
Barca, who have been trying to agree personal terms with the defender since the turn of the year, are now set to lose him in a similar deal which saw Hector Bellerin move to the English side.
Liverpool had also shown interest in the youngster, but Arsenal won the race and are now set to announce the deal.
Raul Sanllehi, who joined Arsenal from Barca earlier this year in a technical role – is said to have played a big part in the deal.