Arsenal make move for Barcelona prospect also wanted by Man Utd and Liverpool
Posted by  badge Boss on 3 weeks ago
Mikayil Faye has caught the eye without playing a first team game for Barcelona (Picture: Getty Images)

have made an approach for Barcelona prospect Mikayil Faye, the teenage defender who is on the radar of big clubs across Europe.

The 19-year-old joined Barca from Croatian side Kustošija in 2023 and is yet to make a first team appearance, but has made his international debut for Senegal.

The centre-back, who can also play at left-back, may not have broken through into the first team under Xavi, but he has grabbed the attention of plenty of other managers and scouts.

, Liverpool, and Bayer Leverkusen have all been credited with an interest in the defender.

report that Arsenal have gone one step further, though, and made an enquiry to Barcelona ahead of a potential move this summer.

The teenager has been rated at £17m, which could prove to be a bargain price if he goes on to fulfil the potential he is believed to have, but also a tempting amount for Barcelona to accept for a player who is yet to appear for them.

The Catalan giants are still in a perilous financial position and will need to bring in funds this summer.

Faye has already made his international debut for Senegal (Picture: Getty Images)

Speaking about Faye’s potential, Barca boss Xavi said: ‘He has already played in some friendly matches.

‘He is a capable footballer, he is aggressive, he is fast, he can get the ball out well. He could help us at some point. He has the level, without a doubt.’

Arsenal are believed to be looking to strengthen at centre-back and left-back this summer, so Faye would help solve both problems, although Mikel Arteta will likely be looking for a more experienced option as well.

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