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Barcelona starlet Robert Navarro joins Monaco

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Monaco have confirmed they have signed 16-year-old Barcelona midfielder Robert Navarro.

Reports in Spain have claimed Barcelona wanted to keep hold of Navarro but he resisted all offers of a new deal and opted to change clubs instead.

“Monaco are a great club that relies heavily on its training and gives young people the chance to express themselves at the highest level,” he said.

”My goal is to work hard to move forward and take new steps.”

Source | Monaco

The teenager also posted a message on social media saying goodbye to Barcelona

He wrote: “It’s time to say goodbye to what has been my club for 5 years. I want to thank F.C.Barcelona, ​​especially those who have helped me improve as a player and person, Marc Serra, Marcel, Isaac, Carles, Pol, Cristian, Carlos, Franc and Xavi. Also to all physios, delegates, without forgetting Joan and Enrique, to my colleagues, with whom I have enjoyed playing and sharing unforgettable moments, but above all to my family who have helped me at all times. It is a difficult decision, but I have decided to take another path to achieve the same goal.”

Navarro is the latest youngster to leave the Camp Nou and moves to the Ligue 1 side where he will link up with Jordi Mboula who signed for Monaco last summer.