Arsenal have signed Argentine youngster Maxi Romero from his native club Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield for a fee in the region of €6m, according to reports in Argentina this week (via Ole).
The rumours seemed to have come completely out of left-field with further reports claiming that Romero, who’s 16, will join us in two years time.
Confirmed by a reliable source: Maximiliano Romero (Vélez, 16), new Arsenal player. He will stay in ARG next 2 years pic.twitter.com/WZ20ulILLu
— A. Devoti (@AgustinDevoti) April 2, 2015
It seems as though these reports hold some weight, with the player recently speaking on his impending move, revealing that he is currently undergoing preparation for when he eventually arrives in London.
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“I have to keep preparing to go to England, I have two years to do so,” the teenage sensation was quoted as saying in the Daily Star.
“Roly (his agent) had a conversation with my family and I was present. It’s more likely I go with my family… because I’m too young to go to another country to live alone.
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“I don’t know it, I can’t speak English, I’m learning.”
His qualities are unknown and it would be quite difficult to find some detailed commentary on the teenager, but at €6m, Arsene Wenger must’ve surely seen something special.
Our record when signing youngsters from South America isn’t exactly formidable, let’s hope Romero doesn’t turn out to be another Samuel Galindo or Wellington Silva.