Barcelona stunned over Guardiola’s brother helping Arsenal sign wonder kidBy ANI
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
LONDON - Barcelona is stunned that boss Pep Guardiola’s brother helped Arsenal snatch a 16-year-old wonder kid from them.
Agent Pere Guardiola represents midfielder Jon Miquel Toral Harper, who signed for the London club as soon as he turned 16 last week.
His decision has caused uproar at Barcelona, who feel cheated like they did when they lost Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal, The Sun reports.
Although Pere briefed Catalan media that he tried to convince Toral to reject Arsenal, the fact he is the youngster’s agent has raised eyebrows.
“Our president Sandro Rossell is trying to ensure there are no more fiascos like we had with Fabregas,” a top Barcelona source said.
“So, for a lad represented by the manager’s brother to leave in identical circumstances to Cesc is incredible,” he added.
Guardiola also represents another Barcelona whizkid, Sergi Samper, who rejected Arsenal’s bid. (ANI)