Gunners land teenage starlet

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Arsenal are set to finally announce the signing of Bolivian teenager Samuel Galindo.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder trained with the Gunners in January, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger secured a provisional deal for the youngster ahead of a string of clubs.

Fiorentina, Everton and Spartak Moscow had all previously been linked with the Bolivia U20 captain, but the north London club stole a march to secure the South American.

Reports in Bolivia of 'age cheating' put a further delay on the potential move, with officials investigating the alleagations that the player was unfairly signed from Real America.

A €500,000 payment switched hands between the clubs to soften the blow on his former club.
Young Guns reports that with everything else sorted, Galindo is set to officially become an Arsenal player as of midnight tonight (Thursday).

The left sided attacker won't be a stranger to the setup at the Emirates though, coming across to train again in March although never actually able to play for the club.

A recently submitted work permit application failed, and Galindo is expected to travel to Spain at the start of the season to ply his trade on loan.

"It seemed clear that I was going to go to Salamanca, but Arsenal have told me that they now want me to go to Celta,” Galindo recently noted.

The confirmation of the deal represents another coup for the Gunners, who continue to build their impressive youth ranks whilst looking to the future under the French manager.

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