Arsenal transfers: Gunners make ‘big offer’ for Argentine starlet

Arsenal have made an offer for 16-year-old forward Maxi Romero, according to Velez Sarsfield president

Velez Sarsfield president Raul Gamez has revealed that Arsenal have made a “big offer” for forward Maxi Romero.

The 16-year-old striker has not yet featured for the club’s first team but is seen as one of the brightest youth prospects in Argentina.

Arsenal have been linked with a £4.3m bid for the player, who will stay in Argentina for another two years should a deal go through, according to reports.

And Gamez says that he has already spoken with representatives of the north London club to discuss a possible deal for the forward.

Gamez is quoted as saying by Goal: “They [Arsenal] have made an offer for Maxi Romero.

“I don’t want to talk figures just yet, but it’s a big offer.”

Meanwhile, the player’s agent Rolando Zarate, says that he has travelled to England to hold talks with the Gunners about a possible move for his client.

“Maxi has huge potential,” Zarate told TyC Sports.

“I went to London to talk about Arsenal’s offer, and then took it back to Raul Gamez.

“Arsenal agreed to our main terms: that the player remains at Velez for two more years. Maxi is going to complete his apprenticeship at a great club like Velez. I met with Arsene Wenger twice in London. I negotiated with him and then with his assistants.

“They heard about Maxi Romero through their scouts in America. He was the player who most impressed them.”

Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday evening when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor. The Gunners moved up to second in the table thanks to their 4-1 win over Liverpool.

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