Arsenal midfielder set for Colorado Rapids switch

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Colorado Rapids are hoping to boost their creative options with the loan signing of an Arsenal youngster.

As reported by SB Nation, sources are claiming that a deal is close to bring Bolivian international midfielder Samuel Galindo to the club.

The MLS side are looking to officially add Galindo to their roster in time for this weekend's fixtures after having the player with them on trial for the majority of pre-season.

The 21-year old is yet to make a first team appearance at the Emirates having joined the English Premier League club in 2010 from Real America.

Arsenal beat off competition from Everton for his signature but since then he has been loaned out periodically, spending three seasons in Spain and one back in his native Bolivia.

Work permit issues have limited his playing time in the Arsenal set up in 2013-14 too, and the move to the Rapids is perhaps one final chance to impress.

Galindo has previously captained both the Bolivia u17 and u20 sides, and has appeared twice for the senior side - most recently in a 3-1 defeat to Panama.

As of yet the club has not confirmed the reports concerning the loan but it is expected the move will go through in the near future.

The franchise opens it's MLS regular season this weekend when they travel to the Red Bull Arena to take on the New York Red Bulls.

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