Transfer News: Arsenal & Liverpool Offered Barcelona's Isaac Cuenca

Arsenal and Liverpool have been given the chance to sign Barcelona starlet Isaac Cuenca on loan for the rest of the season after recently returning from injury.
The exciting 21-year-old has spent the past eight months sidelined with a knee problem.

And although Cuenca has now been given the all-clear by Barca's doctors, the club are keen for him to move away from the Nou Camp on a short-term deal in order to regain his match fitness.

Catalan boss Tito Vilanova is well-stocked up front, with Lionel Messi, Pedro, Alexis Sanchez and Cristian Tello already on the books. That means Cuenca is unlikely to be used by the La Liga leaders for the rest of the season.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, club chiefs are eager to ship out Cuenca before the transfer window ends next week.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have previously been linked with a move for the Spanish youth international, with Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger similarly desperate to bring in extra bodies this month.

Arsenal have already tried to land Cuenca's team-mate David Villa this month, while Liverpool could turn to the Barca youngster if they miss out on Inter Milan's Philippe Coutinho.

Cuenca was given the opportunity to shine last season at Barcelona and excelled being given a total of 30 appearances in all competitions and scoring 4 goals.

source: dailystar