Charlie Patino’s debut with Arsenal only lasted for 14 minutes, but it was very impressive . So impressive, the 18 -year -old player managed to attract the attention of a big club in the class of Barcelona .
Patino joined Arsenal when he was 11 years old, after being recruited from Luton Town FC for just 10,000 pounds. After gaining knowledge for a long time, with hard work, he got the opportunity to make his debut.
The 80th minute of Arsenal’s match against Sunderland, the Carabao Cup quarter-final match held at the Emirates Stadium, was the first moment Patino played with Emile Smith Rowe et al. Shortly afterwards, he put his name on the scoreboard.
Patino saw a gap in Sunderland’s defense, poking into the penalty box to receive a flat cross from Nicolas Pepe. His eyes were fixed on the goal, and without fear he hit the ball that Lee Burge was about to reach. Then a goal was created.
Noisy Arsenal fans immediately exploded. Although it was Arsenal’s fifth goal in the match, loyal supporters remained immersed in joy. Because the Gunners are re -introducing star candidates from their academy.
Mikel Arteta tries to protect him from excessive euphoria, which will certainly be very useful for his development. But a young player who scored in his debut match, who is not happy?
The goal drew attention to Patino. European giants are known to be strategizing to take him away from the Emirates Stadium. One of them is from Spain, Barcelona.
Patino was born in Watford, England. But he still had an inner connection with Spain, considering his father was from there. For someone who has ties with Spain, most likely he has an interest in migrating to Barcelona.
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Quoted from Marca, Barcelona are interested in taking him to the Camp Nou. Although it is not yet known when Xavi Hernandez’s club will move to get his signature.
Moving to Barcelona is certainly an option that Patino needs to think about maturely. Because, the club nicknamed the Blaugrana is being friendly to young players regardless of whether they are from La Masia or not.
The most obvious example is Pedri. He spent his young career with Juventud Laguna and Las Palmas. Barcelona detected its potential in 2020 and without a doubt vacated a place in its starting XI.
Like Patino, Pedri felt the experience of playing at a professional level at the age of 18 last season. And Barcelona did not hesitate to give him the opportunity to appear 52 times in all events. Barcelona is clearly very promising for a figure like Patino.