AS Monaco have officially announced the signing of 16-year-old Barcelona midfielder Robert Navarro.
Robert Navarro becomes the latest teenager to be snapped up by Monaco and will join Monaco’s Under-19 side to continue his development.
Navarro, 16, was deemed to be one of the brightest prospects in Barcelona’s infamous academy. It had been claimed that Navarro was attracting interest from both Arsenal and Manchester City before the transfer window opened.
But the youngster has opted to join AS Monaco rather than move to the Premier League, becoming the fourth 16-year-old to move to the Stade Louis II this summer.
“AS Monaco is a great club that relies heavily on its training and gives young people the chance to express themselves at the highest level,” Navarro said upon signing, quoted by BarcaTimes.
“My goal is to work hard to move forward and take new steps.”