Agent: Arsenal have agreed deal for Argentine starlet Maxi Romero

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The Velez Sarsfield youth product, who is only 16, is set for a €6 million move to North London according to his representative.

Arsenal have agreed a €6 million move to sign Argentine 16-year-old youngster Maxi Romero from Velez Sarsfield, according to the teenager’s agent.

Rolando Zarate, who is a former professional football, represents the teenager and has revealed that the young star is set to be signed up by the Gunners.

If the agent is to be believed, Arsene Wenger’s men will allow the player to remain in his homeland for two more years before bringing him to England to further his footballing education.

"Maxi has huge potential. I went to London to talk about Arsenal's offer, and then took it back to Raul Gamez (Vélez's president),” Zarate told TyCsports, translated to English by Marca.

“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 is yet to make his senior debut for the Argentine club side, but as can be seen above has been starring for the Velez youth sides for a number of seasons.

The youngster was included in Velez senior side’s pre-season training camp in January and scored a number of goals in friendlies, but is still a raw talent that needs to develop further.

He is said to be a big fan of Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao, with his ability in the air evident in the video.

As yet there has been no confirmation from either club over the potential deal.

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