According to reports in Spain the 16-year-old starlet has signed a contract ate the bridge. There was reports linking him with moves to Tottenham and Arsenal but it seems that us blues will have the last laugh. There is speculation that he will receive almost ten times the amount of money he’s earning on his Barça contract at SW6. Josimar stated in the past that he was ready to leave the passing kings, with London his preferred destination. Now that preference has turned into reality.
At first the move did look slightly unlikely and Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu was quick to reply to the speculation by saying
“Neither do we want to, nor are we able to compete. Our priority is to try to convince the player and his family that staying at Barcelona is the best possible option.”
The Ecuadorian is dubbed to be one of La Masia’s prized possessions, and considering premier league trio Arsenal,Spurs and Man city maintained a high interest in him I think it’s safe to say he has a lot of potential.
Currently Barcelona are losing academy players at the rates of knots. This is their second victim to England, Josimar is following the footsteps of team-mate Sergio Canis who’s making a move to the red side of Merseyside.