Report: Arsenal hope Maxi Romero transfer deal is complete

Arsenal are reported to be increasingly hopeful of signing teenager Maxi Romero.

Arsenal are increasingly confident of signing Argentine teenager Maxi Romero, report The Mirror.

The paper claim Arsenal believe the deal is now done as far as they are concerned, having resolved an issue connected to his ownership rights.

Romero plays for Velez Sarsfield and The Telegraph reported last week that Arsenal sent chief negotiator Dick Law to Argentina to attempt to complete the deal.

Romero is only 16 but his prolific strike rate in Argentine youth football has seen him identified as a star of the future by the Gunners.

The Sun reported previously that Arsenal were expected by Velez to send Romero back on loan to the club for two seasons as part of the agreement.

The Mirror's latest report once again claims the fee for the teenager could be as much as £4.5 million.

There has been no official statement from Arsenal nor Velez Sarsfield announcing the completion of a transfer.

The striker scored an impressive 33 goals in the under-15 league he was playing in last season, as reported by Golazo Argentino.

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