Promising Youngster Marcelo Flores to Join Tigres in £2 Million Permanent Transfer
Arsenal’s emerging talent, Marcelo Flores, is on the verge of securing a permanent transfer to Mexican side Tigres for a reported fee of approximately £2 million.
Medical and Contract Signing in Progress
Marcelo Flores embarked on a journey to Mexico on Thursday, where he is currently undergoing a medical examination and finalizing the details of a four-year contract at the Estadio Universitario.
Arsenal Youth Prospect
The 19-year-old rising star has been part of Arsenal’s youth setup since his arrival from Ipswich in 2019. However, despite his time with the club, Marcelo Flores did not make a single appearance for Arsenal’s senior team during his tenure.
Youth Development and Loan Spell
During his time at Arsenal, Marcelo Flores showcased his talent by consistently featuring for the club’s youth teams. He also gained valuable experience during a loan spell with Spanish side Real Oviedo in the previous season.
Contract Extension and New Chapter
Marcelo Flores’s previous contract was set to expire this summer. However, earlier this year, Arsenal exercised an automatic two-year extension. Now, he is embarking on a new chapter in his career.
Excitement for the Future
Upon his return to Mexico, Marcelo Flores expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “Happy with this new stage and ready to start the new stage with the best club in Mexico.”
Imminent Conclusion of Transfer
The transfer is expected to be finalized by Saturday. Tigres is preparing to face Atlas in their upcoming Liga MX match after the international break on September 18. Marcelo Flores’s move to Tigres marks an exciting step in his football journey.