Arsenal could reportedly offer Marcelo Allende a contract today after the 18-year-old has completed three successful trails with the club.

  • Marcelo Allende has been hailed as the ‘next Alexis Sanchez’
  • The 18-year-old plays for Deportes Santa Cruz
  • Allende has successfully completed 3 trails at Arsenal
  • The attacking midfielder has represented Chile at a youth level

The Chilean youth player has now trained alongside the Arsenal first team at London Colney and the club could be set to offer him a contract.

According to the Daily Mail, the Deportes Santa Cruz player has returned to Chile and is currently awaiting a call from Arsenal over his future.

Allende was 17 years old during his trials with Arsenal and, due to FIFA rules, this meant the Gunners couldn’t offer him a contract. However, the teenager turns 18 today (7 April) and therefore the club could offer him a deal any day now.

Allende scored two goals in four appearances at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

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