Report: Arsenal to revive deal for Maxi Romero on one condition

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Arsenal are again linked with a move for Maxi Romero.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal will revive a deal for Maxi Romero on the condition he proves his fitness.

The report claims the Gunners agreed a £4.5 million deal to sign the Velez Sarsfield striker last summer yet it was called off when the 17-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury.

Now that the player is back to full fitness the Gunners will seemingly go for him again although much depends on how he holds up in upcoming matches in the Argentine top division.

Arsenal are intent on making a number of key signings this summer as they look to put their failed Premier League title attempt this past season behind them and quickly look ahead to the upcoming campaign.

The North London club have already been linked with Bundesliga-based duo Granit Xhaka and Medhi Benatia (Daily Star) as they seek to improve the first-team, yet Romero is more one for the future.

At 17, the striker has plenty of potential and he has been likened to some of the recent top Argentine forwards such as Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Mauro Icardi of Inter Milan.

Romero made his debut for Velez Sarsfield reserves at just 15, and one year later he was called up to participate in first-team duties as the coaches at the club were taken aback by his progress.

Arsenal would be signing him for the club’s under-21 Premier League campaign should they bring him in.

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