Arsenal have beaten the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City to the signing of Luton Town wonderkid Charlie Patino, according to the Guardian.
Patino who is only 11, chose Arsenal due to how close his home in St Albans is compared to the club.
The midfielder is a current season ticket holder at Sky Bet League Two outfit Luton Town, and has left the club for a £10,000 transfer fee.
Patino’s training began at the age of five when he joined St Albans City Youth team, near where his parents live, before being invited to Luton Town.
The young starlet ended up playing with teams one or two years above himself due to his exceptional technical ability on the ball.
Patino’s mother told the Daily Mail that her son analyses Spanish football and has been influenced by Barcelona, “Charlie doesn’t watch the Spanish football, he analyses it. His mind is ticking away, watching the player movements and asking why they made certain decisions.
“He is very intelligent. He would say his favourite team is Barcelona and he has definitely been influenced as a player by the Spanish style of football.”
Luton Town fans…… What do you make of this news? Have you just let go of a potential gem? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!