Arsenal in talks to sign next Lionel Messi

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is already in talks to sign the “next Lionel Messi” – his name is Maxi Romero.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is already in talks to sign the “next Lionel Messi” – his name is Maxi Romero.

The 16-year-old Romero has inevitably been compared to Lionel Messi and the player’s agent says that he has already held talks with Wenger.

“I met with Arsene Wenger twice in London,” said Romero’s agent Rolando Zarate.

“They heard about Maxi through their scouts in South America. He is the player who has most impressed him. Arsenal agreed to our main terms: that the player remains at Velez for two more years. Maxi is going to complete his apprenticeship at a great club like Velez.”

But, according to the report, Arsenal may encounter a few hurdles in their bid to sign the teenager. There are concerns over both the player’s ownership and the fee.

It is understood that Romero’s agents and his club, Velez Sarsfield, each have a stake and a proposed fee of £4.5 million would be beyond Arsenal’s initial valuation for the player.

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