Arsenal keeping tabs on River Plate striker Agustin Ruberto ahead of potential January move

Arsenal are monitoring the situation of River Plate striker Agustin Ruberto as he can move to Europe this month when he turns 18, according to The Secret Scout.

The 17-year-old recently started training with the first-team of the Primera Division club after impressing at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup last month where he won the Golden Boot.

Ruberto ended the tournament with eight goals and has been attracting suitors since, including the Gunners.

Arsenal are looking to bolster their attacking ranks ahead of the second half of the Premier League campaign, and while the Argentina youth international is unlikely to move straight to their senior team if signed, he has the potential to become a top star for club and country.

Chelsea and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on Ruberto and the North Londoners will need to act quickly if they want to land the teenage sensation.

He turns 18 tomorrow and will be eager to finally start playing first-team football having been playing for the River Plate reserve team since last year.

The Gunners signed an unknown Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano in July 2019 for £6 million and could be snapping up another young gem from South America if a deal for Ruberto goes through.

The youngster notched three goals in four appearances for the Argentinian under-16 team at the 2022 edition of the Montaigu Tournament, starting the 2023 South American under-17 Championship with two goals in a 4-2 win against Venezuela before scoring against Peru in a 3-0 win

He scored in the first two games at the under-17 World Cup before bagging a hat-trick in the semi-final against Germany.

Ruberto is a talented kid with huge potential, and Arsenal should not hesitate to get a deal for him over the line as such a signing could potentially save them millions in the future.

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