Friday, 20 May 2011

Arsenal set to sign Velez Sarsfield's Ricky Alvarez

Velez Sarsfield attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez is on the verge of a move to Arsenal, according to reports in Argentina.Reports from Argentina claim that the 23-year-old midfielder has signed a pre-contract deal with Arsene Wenger's side, and will move across the Atlantic after the Clausura season


FoxSports reports the 23-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement with Arsene Wenger's side, and will move to London when his current deal expires at the end of the Clausura season.

Alvarez has been a member of the Velez squad since 2008, although a cruciate ligament injury suffered in the same year stalled his breakthrough into the first team.

The 6'2" Argentine, who also holds an Italian passport, is known for his versatility, and can play across the midfield, as well as a second striker.

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