Arsenal are reportedly considering an approach for Mexican teenager Carlos Fierro, who currently plies his trade for Chivas.
According to The Sun, the north Londoners are lining up a £2 million offer for the 16-year-old striker, who has been compared to compatriot Javier Hernandez.
Fierro scored four times and weighed in with five assists during Mexico's triumphant under-17 World Cup campaign, and was named the third best player in the tournament.
Along with Arsenal, it has been claimed Fierro is also being tracked by Tottenham and Hoffenheim, but it would appear the Gunners are the frontrunners for his signature.
Arsenal have had a nigh-on impeccable record of nurturing young talent in recent years, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere featuring prominently after coming through the ranks.
And Fierro could yet be the latest recruit to the famed Arsenal Academy, which has also seen the recent addition of Japanese youngster Ryo Miyaichi, who has caused quite a stir thus far.
The teenage winger starred during a loan spell with Feyenoord last season, and will now feature in Arsenal's pre-season plans.
Arsene Wenger has been particularly impressed with the progression of Miyaichi, and is excited by the potential of the 18-year-old.
“Ryo has been a fantastic surprise to us,” said the Arsenal boss at a press conference yesterday. “He did well at Feyenoord after basically coming from school football.
"He is a very exciting prospect because he is quick and has a quick brain."
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