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Velez Sarsfield president Raul Gamez: Arsenal have made big offer for Maxi Romero

Velez Sarsfield president Raul Gamez says a deal with Arsenal over the sale of Maxi Romero is close. The Gunners are in advanced talks with Velez Sarsfield over a £4.5million swoop for the teenage sensation.

Arsenal are confident of completing a deal for the 16-year-old in the coming days.

"Arsenal have made a big offer for Maxi Romero. I don't want to talk figures just yet but it's a big offer," confirmed Velez president Raul Gamez.

Romero's agent Rolando Zarate said: "I met with Arsene Wenger twice in London. They heard about Maxi through their scouts in South America. He is the player who has most impressed him.

"Maxi has huge potential but he is going to complete apprenticeship at a great club like Velez."

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