Arsenal target Maximiliano Romero reveals he wants to become the next Falcao

Radamel Falcao

Arsenal target Maximiliano Romero says he wants to play just like Radamel Falcao.

Velez Sarsfield striker Maximiliano Romero has told Reuters that he wants to base his game on Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.

Romero, 16, is currently one of Argentina's brightest up-and-coming strikers, and is already attracting plenty of interest in Europe.

Recent reports from Argentine website Infobae suggest that Romero is already in talks over a move to join Arsenal this summer, but will spent two more years in Argentina with Velez Sarsfield on loan.

Gunners fans have seen manager Arsene Wenger mould a number of young players into world stars, and they will now be hoping that 'Le Professeur' can do the same with teenage striker Romero in the coming years.

For now, Romero will be focusing on life with Velez Sarsfield, but has been speaking to Reuters about players he wants to emulate - and two big names appeared.

"I have the same dream (as Maradona), I want to play in the first division, become a champion with Velez and get to the World Cup and be able to win it," said Romero. "[And] I want to try to do what Falcao does in the box, the aggression he has in the box no-one else has."

Falcao, 29, was one of Europe's most deadly strikers during spells with Porto and Atletico Madrid, but the Colombian has struggled at Manchester United since joining on loan from Monaco last summer.

Famed for his aerial ability and deadly finishing before his move to Old Trafford, Falcao will be the pin-up boy for many young South American strikers - but Arsenal fans will be hoping that he has more success in English football than Falcao.

Additionally, Romero discussed that proposed Arsenal move, and admitted that talks are underway over a move to the Emirates Stadium.

"I’m very interested in this proposal they have made to me but right now I’m concentrating on Velez. We are taking things bit by bit, we have to be calm," he added.

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