Arsenal midfielder Marcus McGuane is set to join Barcelona’s B side in a permanent move before the transfer window closes this week.
The Hale End product, who turns 19 on Friday, is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and has been linked with several high-profile clubs, including Manchester United and Juventus.
McGuane made his first-team debut for Arsenal earlier this campaign when he featured against BATE Borisov in the Europa League and he was also brought on against Red Star Belgrade, but his chances have been limited, largely due to the development of Josh Dasilva and Joe Willock.
An England U19 international, McGuane is very effective at winning possession and playing short, snappy passes to his team-mates, meaning that he should fit in well at Barcelona.
Two other players could depart Arsenal on a temporary basis this week, with striker Chuba Akpom linked with Sint-Truidense, while defender Julio Pleguezuelo could return to Spain with Gimanstic de Tarragona.