CHARLIE PATINO is ready to get promoted to Arsenal’s first-team amid curiosity from LaLiga giants Barcelona, stories say.
Mikel Arteta is able to hand the 17-year-old midfielder a primary workforce place.
Patino has been spectacular throughout first-team coachingCredit score: GETTY IMAGES
That’s based on the Mirror, who’re reporting that Patino has impressed his senior team-mates in first-team coaching.
Patino is believed to be a bigger prospect than Jack Wilshere, who additionally got here via the ranks at Arsenal.
And his performances for each Arsenal and England at youth degree has drawn consideration from throughout Europe.
Barca are probably the most excessive profile membership monitoring Patino’s progress.
However Football.London are reporting that the Gunners don’t have any intention of promoting Patino and they’re prepared to supply him a brand new contract.
And the teen may get his likelihood subsequent week within the Carabao Cup as Arsenal face League One facet AFC Wimbledon on the Emirates.
Brian Stapleton – who scouted Patino while he was taking part in for Luton City – says he is the perfect teen he is seen.
And believes Arsenal ought to take inspiration from Manchester Metropolis on how effectively they nurtured the meteoric rise of Phil Foden.
Stapleton informed Goal: “Of all of the years I’ve been scouting, he’s the perfect child I’ve ever seen.
“I acquired a tip off about Charlie from a man, so I went over there and I couldn’t consider what I used to be seeing.
“He was 11 and I feel he was taking part in within the Below-13s, and I used to be like ‘wow’.
“His first contact was unbelievable, his imaginative and prescient, his consciousness of area. He was means above his years, he was on one other planet to anybody else on the pitch.
“I made a cellphone name to my head of my division at Arsenal on the time, Sean O’Connor.
“Sean O’Connor discovered Jack Wilshere and he said to me that Charlie is the best player who has ever walked through the doors at Hale End.”
He added: “There is a pathway that Arsenal have got for him and he’s probably going down the same pathway as Phil Foden at Manchester City.”
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