Arsenal poised to pounce for Mexican prodigy

After Manchester United showed what talent the nation has to offer from signing Javier Hernandez, Arsenal appear ready to bring in a Mexican attacker of their own and are planning a summer swoop for Carlos Fierro.

Sources suggest that Arsene Wenger’s side have increased scouting efforts around the youngster after months of being linked with a move for the player.

Fierro currently plays for Chivas Guadalajara; the same club that brought the likes of Hernandez (or Chicharito), Carlos Vela and Carlos Salcido through their ranks.

The forward has also featured for the Mexican Under-17 national team, scoring four goals in seven appearances for El Tricolor.

At just 17 years-old, Fierro wouldn’t be expected to replicate the impact at Arsenal that his former mentor Chicharito has made at Old Trafford, but instead would be reared through the Gunners’ ranks like so many before him, in what has become a trademark signing for Wenger.

The North London outfit were being heavily linked with Fierro over the course of 2011 but a move failed to materialize with the youngster reportedly opting to continue to his training in Mexico before sealing a move to a bigger club.

The starlet has earned comparisons to Javier Hernandez since breaking into the Chivas first team last year, making 20 appearances for the club this season.

However, interest hasn’t gone unnoticed and bitter rivals Tottenham are also rumoured to be monitoring the striker, making for heavy competition for his signature.

The teenager wouldn’t be expected to cost more than £2m and could be loaned back to Club Deportivo Guadalajara as a part of any deal.

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