Arsenal report: Gunners swoop in for Barcelona wonderkid amid contract stand-off

Alex Balde
Arsenal could try and sign Alex Balde from Barcelona (Image credit: Getty)

Arsenal are considering an audacious attempt to prise Alex Balde away from Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga giants are trying to tie down the 19-year-old to a new contract, with the full-back's current deal due to expire in 2024.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).