Charlie Patino is the title on each Arsenal followers lips after his spotlight reel from the defeat to Swindon Town hit social media. Comparisons to Jack Grealish and Jack Wilshere have already begun as followers get behind the following participant off the Hale End conveyer belt. Here are 4 things you want to know about the 17-12 months-outdated midfield prospect earlier than everybody else jumps on the bandwagon. Arsenal beat rivals to his signing Before signing for the membership in 2015, Patino was part of the Luton Academy and had been taking part in for the below 13’s regardless of solely being 11 years outdated. The Arsenal scout who observed him spoke to Charles Watts in an interview for Goal and stated: “I made a cellphone name to my head of my division at Arsenal on the time, Sean O’Connor. He requested what I assumed and I stated, ‘properly, I’m not coming again once more. I don’t want to see any extra, you want to signal this child immediately.”
The Gunners had to get the deal accomplished in a swift method after they realized that Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham had been additionally taken with signing the teenager. He’s already signed to Adidas Despite not taking part in a primary-crew match at skilled degree, Patino has already secured himself a business contract with Adidas. It was anticipated that the 17-12 months-outdated would make his debut in Arsenal’s pre-season tour this summer time, however he picked up an harm that dominated him out of a possible name-up.
Charlie Patino impressed followers in a recreation between Swindon Town and Arsenal U21.
Despite his lack of publicity, the sports activities manufacturing large can see the business potential within the 17-12 months-outdated to tie him up to a deal. Spain are conserving tabs on him Patino was born in Watford and has grown up in London. This has meant he has featured in youth crew video games for England making appearances at below-15 and below-16 degree. Despite this, the teenager remains to be eligible to play for Spain and it is because his father grew up there and supported Deportivo La Coruna. Even his taking part in model has been in contrast to that of a typical Spanish midfielder.
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Speaking to Arsenal.com, Patino stated: “Maybe at some point I might play for them. “I’ve at all times had an appreciation for that Spanish model of play.” He idolises a former Arsenal midfielder The teenager has been in contrast to Jack Wilshere due to an identical rise within the Arsenal academy and the identical left-footed talents because the midfielder. However, it’s Santi Cazorla who Patino idolises. Speaking to Arsenal.com he stated “Growing up I adored Santi Cazorla as a participant. Cesc Fabregas and Mikel Arteta had been a few of my favourites too. But there’s one thing about Santi for me and the qualities that he had – he was one thing else.”