Arsenal are set to extend Charlie Patino’s contract for another two years, despite interest from other clubs, including Barcelona.
Patino, 19, is currently on loan at Blackpool and has quickly established himself as a fan favorite after only 17 appearances. His impressive form for the Tangerines has persuaded Arsenal to extend his contract.
The highly rated youngster’s contract expires at the end of the current season but will receive an extension, according to Daily Telegraph.
Patino is of Spanish descent through his father, who idolizes former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta, but Arsenal are confident of keeping him at the club for a long time.