Arsenal eyeing ‘next Messi’ as one of the four new signings this summer

Maxi Romero

Arsenal are reportedly making moves to revive interest in signing Argentine teenager Maxi Romero after an injury forced a deal to be called off last summer.

The Daily Mirror reported that a knee injury to the striker stopped his move to the Emirates Stadium from Velez Sarsfield last summer after a deal of £4.5 million had already been agreed.

Arsene Wenger is now set to revive the bid to sign the 17-year-old who has been dubbed the “next Messi,” provided he is able to prove his fitness.

Though first-team football might be hard to come by in his first few months at Arsenal, the youngster can be assured of opportunities to come should the deal go through.

Wenger already has the reputation for giving young players opportunities at the club. Both Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi have enjoyed such in recent seasons.

The teenage sensation will definitely play his parts in Capital One and FA Cup matches.

His technical and goal scoring abilities are testaments of how much the club has interest in him, despite spending long period on the sidelines.

Likewise, Theo Pires, son of former Arsenal midfielder, Roberto Pires has joined the club academy, according to the Metro.

The 7-year-old kid trained with the academy last summer and has now signed for the club officially, as he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father.

The Arsenal legend took to his Instagram account to announce the news.

“That’s it! Theo signed for the Arsenal Academy! Well done son!!!! #proud,” Pires wrote on Instagram.

Pires spent six years at Arsenal; between 2000 and 2006 before leaving for Spanish club Villareal. He played 189 Premier League games and scored 62 goals. He won two Premier League titles and 3 FA Cups. He was also a key member of the “invincible”. The Gooners can look forward to another Pires in the team.

Arsenal are on the verge of completing the signing of Granit Xhaka as their transfer business early this year is likely to be announced in some few days’ time.

The highly rated midfielder performance has drawn interest from a number of European heavyweights  but the North London side has moved very quick to complete the signing of the elite player.

Xhaka will arrive in North London for £25 million and Arsenal manager is lining up a swoop for Juventus’ hotshot striker Alvaro Morata.

The Gunners have been watching over the situation of Morata, who has scored nine goals in all appearance this season.

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