Sergi Samper's agent, Pere Guardiola, is expected to meet with Barcelona's new sporting director, Robert Fernández, in the coming days to discuss the future of his client after Arsenal recently made a tempting offer to the starlet, according to a news report published on 23 July 2015 on Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan-based publication reported earlier this week that Arsene Wenger had approached the 20-year-old midfielder regarding a summer move to the Emirates Stadium as the French boss sees him as Mikel Arteta's long-term successor.
Mundo Deportivo added that Wenger is willing to meet his €12m (£8.4m, $13.1m) release clause while pointing out that the French boss is a long-term admirer of the Barcelona wonderkid – having already tried to secure his services last summer and in 2011, when instead he signed Samper's teammates Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin.
Mundo Deportivo has added that Samper's agent, the brother of Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, is going to meet with the new club sporting directors to express to him Samper's demands to remain at Camp Nou.
The Catalan-based publication claims that with Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Roberto ahead of him in Luis Enrique's first team, Samper's priority is to go on loan somewhere else to secure more playing time, as he is against continuing in the second team after they were relegated to the third division.
But should Barcelona oppose such a move, the Spanish publication suggests that Samper would consider a move to Arsenal as he is "attracted" to the possibility of moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Should Samper finally decide to make the move to North London, he will follow in the footsteps of other Barcelona starlets that made the same journey in recent years – with different luck – such as Cesc Fàbregas, Fran Mérida, Julio Pleguezuelo, Jon Toral and Héctor Bellerín.