Charlie Patino is a name that is quickly becoming renowned in football circles, with the Arsenal youngster drawing interest from a number of clubs.
Arsenal Informer understands that Barcelona has been monitoring Patino closely, particularly during his impressive loan spell at Blackpool. His performances have not gone unnoticed by Barcelona’s manager, the renowned former Spanish midfielder, Xavi, who is reported to have a high regard for Patino’s talent.
On home soil, Patino is also on the radar of several Premier League clubs. Among these, there is an understanding that Sheffield United have the player at the ‘top of the list’, closely monitoring the youngster’s development.
Despite the interest from Barcelona and the allure of playing abroad, Patino’s preference is leaning towards an English club. However, a move abroad isn’t entirely off the cards. As of now, the midfielder is yet to make a firm decision about his future. However, if his current situation doesn’t change and he doesn’t see enough gametime, it’s probable that he may consider moving on from Arsenal.
Arsenal, aware of Patino’s potential and the attention he’s drawing, are keen to secure their interests. In any deal that might see Patino leave, they’re looking to insert a buy-back clause, ensuring they maintain a degree of control over his future and can bring him back if he continues to develop as expected.