Done Deal: Raul Sanllehi help Arsenal complete 6th summer signing – Player confirm transfer with goodbye message

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Joel Lopez has posted a goodbye message on Instagram as the defender leaves Barcelona.

It is reported that Arsenal new Sporting Director Raul Sanllehi played a pivotal role in rounding up this deal for the Gunners due to his close relationship with his former employees.

The 16-year-old has been linked with Arsenal for a while now and local reports claimed the Gunners would sign the left-back as a ‘confirmed’ casualty of La Masia.

We first reported on Arsenal’s interest in Lopez back in March. At the time he was just 15 years old and under contract, but now he’s 16 and his deal with Barcelona has come to an end.

The day has come to say goodbye to what has been my house these last 7 years.

“Thanks to FCBarcelona, it will be the club that I always carry in my heart for wonderful moments that I have lived with my Companions, Fisios, Coaches, Delegates, Executives ..

“Magnificent people who have made me feel welcome from the first day.

“It was a difficult decision but after contemplating it with my family I made the decision to go and start a new stage as a footballer with great enthusiasm.

“Thanks to all of you who have been there forever. See Barça!