Maxi Romero has reportedly agreed on personal terms with Arsenal, but with the condition that the Argentine starlet will remain at Velez Starfield for two more years to continue his development before moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal were close to signing the 17-year-old last summer but a knee injury to the wonder kid scuppered the deal and we have now revived that earlier interest.
Few reports in the Metro stated that the Gunners are on the verge of securing a deal for the youngster and now going by his agent Rolando Zarate’s statement, an offer has been made, so a deal could possibly be completed sooner than later.
Zarate revealed this while speaking with Todo Mercato Web last month.
“Maxi has huge potential,” Zarate said. “I went to London to talk about Arsenal’s offer, and then took it back to [Velez president] 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.”
Romero would obviously be a recruitment for the future and is not what Arsenal need upfront at the moment. The attack is still in need of more addition(s) and the Gunners need an established striker to join the club before the transfer window closes.
Reports have it that the Argentine young star was close to joining the North London club with a possible fee of €6 million. However, he suffered a Knee cruciate ligament injury so he remained with Vélez.
The Argentine international is modeling his career on the lines of legendary Diego Maradona and Radamel Falcao. Following his convincing performances in the Argentine Primera Division, Wenger will never regret signing the young star.
It is not an over-statement that we don’t presently have the quality up front to win the Premier League title next season, not just in the league but also in Europe where we have not progressed beyond the quarter-finals in more than three seasons now.
He is a talented young striker who has the talents to make it big in the future, so signing him and sending him back on loan is a great move. However, Arsenal currently need a striker and it remains to be seen, who Wenger will bring in.