Nottingham Forest announced the permanent signing of Barcelona youngster Marcus McGuane earlier today.
The midfielder comes with a glowing reputation having come through the academy at Arsenal.
During his time with the Gunners, he played twice in the Europa League and was seemingly rated highly by Arsene Wenger.
Having grown frustrated with the French boss over a lack of game time, however, he opted to move to Barcelona.
The 21-year-old made 24 appearances for the club’s B team and spent the first half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan with SC Telstar.
With the Dutch second-tier outfit he scored one goal and registered three assists but he now links up with Forest where he’ll join the club’s under-23 team.
McGuane became the first Englishman to represent Barca in 29 years, playing in the Catalan Super Cup Final back in March 2018.
Following his move to the City Ground, Arsenal supporters have been reacting to the news.
Some believe he perhaps should have stuck at the Emirates Stadium, with others just keen to wish the youngster well.
McGuane will likely spend the season getting up to scratch with Chris Cohen’s team, before joining in with the first-team for pre-season training.
Following the latest new addition, we looked at what Arsenal and Nottingham Forest fans have been saying about the youngster.
Marcus McGuane was one of the most highly rated and respected youth prospects at Hale End, left to join Barcelona and has now signed for Nottingham Forest U23s. Should have stayed at Arsenal and waited for his opportunity. https://t.co/r2DBURpx5s
— AB (@abhiz30) February 26, 2020
Remember a couple of years ago one of our Yoots went to Barcelona?
Well Marcus McGuane today joined Forrest on loan
Sometimes the bright lights arent so bright
Just tell that to Willocks brothers
Matty Willock is at Gillingham
Chris Willock on loan at Huddersfield Town
— Danny (@The_GFP) February 26, 2020
So, Marcus McGuane has joined Nottingham Forest. Before he left Arsenal, i thought he was ready for first team.
I think it's a lesson for youngsters. He should have gone somewhere else(not Barca). Look how far Bennacer have come.
— Bino K Biji (@Binokbiji) February 26, 2020
This one is a tasty signing. Still think we may see him on the bench for some main games if he is traing well!
— Steven Icke (@terrorste) February 26, 2020
Fantastic! Welcome Marcus 👍👍
— Rickhardo (@Rickhardo6) February 26, 2020
He’ll be good for you in the Prem in a few years
— 🏴 (@TheTrueFraudie) February 26, 2020
— archie 💉 (@Rxlphyyy) February 26, 2020