Rave-making young Argentine striker labeled the ‘beast’ is attracting interest from Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman continues to search for top talents all over the world. Arsene smelled the blood with the signing of Alexis Sanchez last summer, and is set to go for another South American in his bid to secure the future of the club he has been managing since the past 19 years.
Maximiliano Romero is the name, and he is one of the most exciting youngsters in Argentina at the moment. According to an Argentine newspaper Ole (translated by byfarthegreatestteam.com), the 16-year old has attracted the attention of the Gunners who have put in a bid of £2 million for his signature. He currently plays for Velez Sarsfield, and scored two goals after a 5-star performance against All Boys, with reports in the media emerging that he could be a part of the full team against Boca Juniors next week.
The Velez Sarsfield young forward has had a phenomenal rise this season, which has also attracted a lot of clubs according to the newspaper. Perhaps it is time for Wenger to move in for the teenager, and that is why a bid reported to be in the region of £2 million is being quoted.
However, the £2 million bid said to have been put in by the Gunners was to secure parts of the right to the player as the paper reports. Arsenal do not want to take the player to London immediately, but wants him to continue his development in the Argentine league where they hope he would be nurtured into a world-class striker before moving him over to the Emirates. However, that offer seems to have been dismissed by Romero’s club.
It is thought that Velez want the young striker to continue his development in the club by also offering him a professional contract. Perhaps, his club may get a better offer for him if he continues in his fine form.
Arsenal are quite active in the transfer window this winter, and have already secured the signing of 17-year old Krystian Bielik from Poland and are also on the verge of securing the signing of Villarreal centre back Gabriel Paulista.