Barcelona Transfer News: The 18-year-old winger Ilias Akhomach of Barcelona has been linked to a Bosman transfer to Arsenal
Barcelona Transfer News: Sport, through Sport Witness, reports that Arsenal is among the frontrunners to recruit Ilias Akhomach, a promising 18-year-old from Barcelona, at the conclusion of the current campaign. The Spanish star will be a free agent this summer. It’s quite doubtful that Barcelona would try to sign him.
Akhomach is a free agent and will be leaving the club. And Arsenal aren’t the only European team interested in signing him. The likes of Leeds United, AC Milan, and Sevilla will all be challenging Arsenal. Barcelona thinks very highly of the 18-year-old. He has a promising career ahead of him. The loss of his services will be felt by the Catalan giants at Barcelona. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
Arsenal is anticipating taking advantage of his predicament and signing him in the next months. It would be intriguing to see whether they are able to persuade the 18-year-old to relocate to north London instead of considering the offers from the other teams.
He may be swayed by Arsenal’s interest since playing for such a prestigious club would be a dream come true for any player. He will improve and mature as a football player thanks to Arsenal’s placement in the Premier League. The exposure he will get playing with world-class players. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
Will Arsenal take him away?
It also helps that Akhomach will be coached by Mikel Arteta. He has a track record of success developing young players. His guidance has led to the rise of world-class players like Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.
Akhomach has all the tools to become an important cog for Arsenal in the next years. He should not be surprised if he does. The 18-year-old Barcelona prodigy, though, must play often in order to go further. It remains to be seen whether Arsenal is willing to give him that chance. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]
Next season, the bright young winger may have trouble breaking into the starting lineup ahead of veterans like Martinelli and Saka. He may thrive with a loan change. Arsenal should aim to loan him out if they buy him so that he may get first-team experience and come back to the club improved.
The Gunners have the necessary resources to see this transaction through. And seeing how things develop will be fascinating. Arsenal has the best chance of signing the 18-year-old Barcelona star, but only if they are unable to persuade him that he would be able to make an immediate impact in the club’s first team. Yet if they don’t, they have no reason not to become Akhomach’s first choice. [ Barcelona Transfer News ]