Arsenal reportedly believe they have secured the £4.5m signature of Velez Sarsfield forward Maxi Romero.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners have ironed out long-standing issues surrounding the player’s ownership rights and are now in a position to seal the deal.
If everything goes through as smoothly as the north London outfit anticipate, Romero could be unveiled as the club’s first signing of the summer at the end of the current campaign.
The acquisition of an exciting young talent adds to the feel-good factor at the Emirates Stadium. Boss Arsene Wenger guided his side to their eighth successive Premier League victory at the weekend with a 1-0 win at Burnley.
While they remain outsiders for the Premier League title, in light of leaders Chelsea snatching a late victory at Queens Park Rangers, Arsenal are in line to clinch Champions League qualification for the 18th consecutive campaign.
Wenger’s track record in giving young prospects a chance in his first-team also bodes well for Romero ahead of his arrival in England.