YOUNG TALENT TONI SANABRIA

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Arnaldo Antonio Sanabria Ayala or simply Toni Sanabria is a 17 year old striker who plays for Barcelona B. Sanabria is also a Paraguay international having previously played for the U17 and U20 levels.

He currently has 3 senior caps to his name despite only being 17 years of age.




Sanabria was born in San Lorenzo, Paraguay and started his career in futsal, later moving to football.

He joined Cerro Porteño’s youth academy in 2004 and in 2007, he and his parents moved to Spain where the talented youngster joined a local club from Sitges, called La Blanca Subur CF.

Sanabria joined FC Barcelona’s youth academy in 2009, aged 13 and a year later he moved to La Masia’s facilities.

The youngster’s progress has caught the eye of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who is reportly keen on signing the young Paraguayan. However Arsenal are not the only team interested as Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus, AC Milan and more are keeping tabs on the progress of the young striker.

Despite the interest from the biggest clubs from all across Europe, Sanabria has declared that his intentions are to stay are become a regular in the Barcelona first team.

It is also said that Barcelona are eager to keep the talented striker at the club but only time will tell when the youngster will be promoted and play alongside some of the Barcelona superstars such as Messi and Neymar.

So why is Arsenal interested in signing Sanabria? Probably because he is likened to former Barca and Milan striker Patrick Kluivert. To be only 17 and compared to the Dutch great is obviously a remarkable achievement and Sanabria has time on his side to grow and develop his skills to be a legend on his own right.

Arsene Wenger definitely sees the potential in the young striker and nder the guidance of the French tactican, the highly sought after teen will definitely flourish and become a big name player in the near future. Whether he will actually join the Gunners is another question, of course.

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