ARSENAL have agreed terms to sign promising Romanian starlet Catalin Carjan.
The Gunners had spotted the 15-year-old playing for his local side last season and invited him for a trial after monitoring his games.
Catalin Carjan says he will sign full-time at Arsenal when he turns 16 at the end of the year
And the young midfielder has revealed he will now be making the move to the Emirates later this year.
Carjan turns 16 in December, and he will then be old enough to sign Academy forms allowing him to leave his home and move to London.
Speaking to Digi Sport, Carjan said: “It’s something else.
“It’s a big difference I cannot wait to go there to sign and it’s going to be much better.
Twitter Midfielder Carjan poses in front of the Arsenal badge on a recent visit to the club Arsenal stars hold singing competition in Singapore with Matteo Guendouzi and Bernd Leno among the performers
“I will sign when I’m 16. They’ve been watching me for more matches and that was it – after that they sent me the tickets to go to them.
“They told me that I was a good player and that they wanted me to go to the big team in two years.”
The Gunners have yet to confirm the signing officially, although Carjan has been pictured at the Emirates in front of the club’s crest.
Arsenal are undergoing a major overhaul since the departure of Arsene Wenger following a 22-year reign in charge.