Gunners eye Real starlet
Real Madrid are set to open talks with Pablo Sarabia after it emerged Arsenal are tracking him closely.
By Francisco Acedo & Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 14/03/11 7:38am
Real Madrid are set to open talks with hot prospect Pablo Sarabia after it emerged Arsenal are tracking him closely.
The left-sided midfielder, who can also operate in the middle, is currently starring for Madrid's second team Castilla.
He has also been handed his Real debut after coming on against Auxerre in the UEFA Champions League earlier this season.
But Real are yet to tie him to a professional deal and, as with many top prospects, they are battling to prevent him from moving abroad.
His agent Gines Carvajal has confirmed interest in his charge, but insists they are set to hold talks with Real's hierarchy.
"Some clubs are looking at Sarabia and Real knows this," Carvajal confirmed.
"The kid wants to triumph in Real and I will have a meeting with the club's directors at the end of the season."
It is understood Arsenal's top scout in Iberia, Francis Cagigao, the man credited with making the Gunners' first approach for Cesc Fabregas, has recommended a move for Sarabia to his North London bosses.
Earlier this year, Arsenal came to agreement with Jon Toral - one of Barcelona's top prospects - over a summer move to the club.