Maximiliano Romero’s agent, Rolando Zarate, has confirmed that the 17-year-old striker has agreed terms with Arsenal.
Recently, Daily Cannon reported that the Gunners were edging closer to a deal with the Velez Sarsfield youngster after a deal fell through last season due to the player injuring his knee ligaments. Now, it appears that we have gone back, made an offer and come to a deal that everyone’s happy with.
“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.”
The quotes allegedly come from last month when Zarate spoke to Spanish site, website Todo Mercato Web, so it’s unclear why they’re emerging now or why the deal is yet to be announced. However, supposedly, it’s soon.
Arsene Wenger obviously highly rates Romero to still have interest in him and go back after so long.
Check out the youngster’s skills below.