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Report: Arsenal have joined race for Barcelona target Alberto Moleiro
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Report: Arsenal have joined race for Barcelona target Alberto Moleiro

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Las Palmas youngster Alberto Moleiro, with Calciomercato reporting that the Gunners are going up against the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City for the teenager.

Moleiro is yet another hugely exciting talent coming through in Spain. The 19-year-old is impressing for Las Palmas, and has recently broken into the Spain under-21 squad.

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Goal notes that he has been described as the new Pedri. The pair played together for the second division side’s youth ranks before Pedri moved on to Barcelona in 2020.

Arsenal have joined Alberto Moleiro race

There are differences between their style. But it seems that Moleiro could get the chance to follow Pedri to Camp Nou in the future.

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Calciomercato reports that Barca want Moleiro. But there is also competition from Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool.

And the report adds that Arsenal have now entered the battle for Moleiro’s signature.

Of course, the Gunners will now back themselves to compete with many of the world’s best sides for their targets. They have been outstanding over the last 12 months. And they now find themselves top of the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s squad is built around a core of hugely impressive youngsters, such as Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba.

So moving to the Emirates may well appeal to Moleiro.

He also boasts the versatility that Arteta will love. Moleiro has predominantly played on the left wing or in attacking midfield this season. But he is also able to play on the right flank, or even up front.

But clearly, it is not going to be easy to sign the starlet. Most of Europe’s biggest heavyweights want Moleiro.

But it says a lot about how far Arsenal have come that it feels as though they could well contend for his signature.

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