Iwobi Snr Dismisses Barcelona’s Interest In Iwobi – Even Barcelona Won’t Tempt My Son To Leave Arsenal


The father of Arsenal rising star Chuka Iwobi has dismissed out-rightly rumours of Barcelona’s interest in the services of his son Alex Iwobi.


Per a report on Spanish website Don Balon, the Catalans are reportedly lining up a bid for the 20 year old, to get back at Arsenal after the frustration of losing out on their ex youth teamer Hector Bellerin.

Bellerin left Barcelona for Arsenal five years ago and this summer after a brilliant season with Arsenal, he was made a prime target by Barca, but he recently signed an extension.

As a way of getting back at Arsenal, Barcelona are reportedly perfecting plans to unsettle Arsenal by slapping in a bid for one of their prized assets Alex Iwobi.

However the father to the Arsenal man has refuted the rumours, insisting that his son is very happy at the Emirates and not even Barcelona can tempt him to leave.

Iwobi’s father said, “In football, you never say no. But at this point in time, he is at the right place.

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“He’s doing well at Arsenal, but should any club come for him now, the answer would certainly be no.

“For him now, it’s not about the money.

“So, should a club like Barcelona come with more money, he will certainly stay back at Arsenal because now it is not about him making money, it’s about him concentrating on his career, progressing and going on to the next stage.

““I took him to Arsenal when he was 6 and they signed when he was 8. All he has known is Arsenal. He has never gone on loan, he has always been with Arsenal.

“He has broken into the first team and what they all talk about is his humility. Personally, that’s very important because when a player starts getting arrogant that’s when the player fails.

“It’s been good, God has been great.

“I see him being in Arsenal for very many, many years.”