Barcelona hand teen ace new deal to ward off Arsenal interest

first_img Munir El Haddadi Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has moved to fend off an Arsenal bid for rising star Munir by giving him a mega new contract.The 19-year-old has broken into the Barcelona first team this season and has also won his first senior cap for Spain.That alerted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who seems to have had a hotline to the latest Barcelona superstars ever since he snapped up Cesc Fabregas at the age of 15.Enrique is aware of Wenger’s interest, however, and feared Munir’s £10million buy-out clause would not be enough to deter a Premier League raid on his latest starlet.So he has persuaded the player and the Barca board to raise the bar to £27.5million should anyone want to buy him before his contract expires in 2017.The Spain-born player with a Moroccan dad is not beyond Wenger’s budget, but the price-hike is probably enough to put him off from making a bid this January. 1last_img

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