Arsenal supremo Dick Law has flown to Argentina in an attempt to finalise the signing of Maxi Romero.
The club’s chief negotiator has jetted to South America to finalise a deal for the 16-year-old forward – who has been compared to Lionel Messi.
Arsenal have been in talks with Velez Sarsfield over a £4.5million swoop for the teenage sensation.
The deal has been held up by red-tape over the make-up of Romero’s ownership rights.
Romero’s agents and his club Velez both own stakes in the player, which is causing complications for Arsenal.
The Youngster will remain with his Argentine side , on loan, for at least two more seasons before permanently moving to Arsenal
Romero has not made his first team debut but regularly trains with the team