Arsenal are on the verge of signing Romanian teenager Catalin Carjan as they continue to add a foreign flourish to the Academy.
The Gunners have made an offer to the midfielder which he says he’ll sign as soon as he turns 16.
“It’s something else,” Carjan told DigiSport. “They’ve been watching for me to get more matches and that was it. After that, they sent me the tickets to go join them.
“They told me that I was a good player and that they wanted me to join the first team in two years.”
Carjan has apparently played for the first-team at Viitorul Domnesti since he was 13. Yes, they may be in the third tier of Romanian football, but that’s quite an achievement.
At this point, we’ll sound a note of caution. Great things were expected of Vlad Dragomir, another Romania youth international, but he was released by the club this summer after three years on the books at London Colney. He’s since joined Serie B side Perguia.
Carjan looks set to be the second significant foreign arrival at the Academy this summer. Arsenal are also thought to have snapped up Barcelona left-back Joel Lopez.