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“Arsenal Have Made A Big Offer” – President Confirms Gunners Bid
Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign highly-rated Argentinean striker Maxi Romero after Velez Sarsfield confirmed we’ve made a ‘big offer’ for the youngster.
Romero recently signed his first professional contract with Sarsfield after impressing in the clubs youth teams and is being dubbed by some as the ‘next Lionel Messi’.
Reports last week suggested that we were in talks over the striker after Arsene Wenger was alerted to the 16-year-old’s potential by our South American scouts.
Sarsfield president Raul Gamez has now confirmed that we’ve tabled a big offer but refused to reveal the precise number. He told reporters:
“Arsenal have made a big offer for Maxi Romero. I don’t want to talk figures just yet but it’s a big offer.”
The players agent, Rolando Zarate, has also revealed that he’s met with Arsene in London twice and suggests a deal is close.
“I met with Arsene Wenger twice in London. They heard about Maxi through their scouts in South America. He is the player who has most impressed him.
“Maxi has huge potential but he is going to complete apprenticeship at a great club like Velez.”
Some reports say we’ve offered around £2m, while the Mirror suggest it’s nearer £4.5m, but either way it looks like we’re closing in on a deal for the young hotshot.
It’s though that Romero will remain in his homeland for another two years before heading to the Emirates after he turns 18. He’ll then probably head out on loan for a year or two before he tries to force his way into the squad.