Arsenal recently lodged an offer to sign 19-year-old Barcelona whizkid Ilias Akhomach in a Bosman move in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish outlet SPORT, Ilias Akhomach is the subject of interest from Arsenal over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The 19-year-old will likely leave Barcelona as a free agent in the coming weeks. And his situation has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs.
Ilias Akhomach has been with Barcelona since 2017. And he has come leaps and bounds in the last half a dozen years, establishing himself as one of the best young prospects in Spain. Meanwhile, the Spanish under-19 international made his first-team debut in November 2021, shortly after Xavi Hernandez took charge of the senior side.
But the 19-year-old has managed only three first-team appearances thus far for Barcelona. With game time coming at a premium, it makes sense for him to leave Barcelona. And the youngster’s contract will expire in a few weeks. Akhomach’s situation has not gone unnoticed either, with Arsenal among his prospective suitors.
Widespread reports for several weeks suggested the 19-year-old Barcelona whizkid was on the verge of joining Leeds United. But his move to Elland Road broke down recently after Victor Orta left the club. That has opened up the way for other suitors, including Arsenal, to pounce on the situation.
Arsenal joined the race to sign Akhomach in March. And they have remained keen on signing the teenage sensation while retaining contact with his entourage. And considering the Spanish under-19 international is primarily a right winger, he can be Bukayo Saka’s understudy at the Emirates.
Arsenal can even send Akhomach out on loan after signing him in a Bosman move this summer. And the report by SPORT has claimed that the Gunners have presented an offer to the 19-year-old Barcelona whizkid. In addition, AC Milan and Sevilla are also keen on signing the youngster on a free transfer.
Leeds United’s exit from the equation has thrown the race for Akhomach’s signature wide open. And with Arsenal lodging an offer for the 19-year-old, a summer deal might be on the cards. It will be interesting to see if the teenage sensation leaves Barcelona to move to the Emirates in a Bosman move.
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