BARCELONA’s new wonder-kid has left Manchester United and Arsenal vying for his signature.
Jose Arnaiz scored in his first senior debut for the Catalan giants after joining from a second division team in August.
Barcelona secured a 3-0 win over Real Murcia during the first leg of their fourth-round Copa del Rey clash.
But it was the 22-year-old that stole the show, with his powerful strike from outside the penalty area, and scored the final goal of the game.
The winger made an impressive debut against the third-tier side and received praise from Barcelona’s manager, Ernsesto Valverde, who said: “He scored a great goal, he has a powerful shot. It’s a first step. We’ll see if we can help us more.’
Arnaiz has made regular appearances for Barcelona’s reserve team, but with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez rested it afforded the youngster his first call up.
Valverde said: “He’s a player with self-assuredness. He has the goal in his head.
“I believed he could help us in this game and that it’s good for the B team players to come and face a situation like this.”
He was purchased this summer and moved up a division after scoring 12 times from 41 league appearances for Real Valladoid.
Barcelona sit top of La Liga and are four points clear of Valencia having won eight out of nine of their league games.
They will play the second leg of the Copa del Rey fixture on November, 29 at the Nou Camp.
They have not lost to Murcia since they were defeated 2-0 in 1989.