Arsenal youngster Marcelo Flores is edging closer to a loan move

Arsenal youngster Marcelo Flores is close to a loan move to Spanish club Real Oviedo, with an announcement expected soon.

Flores has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal, despite making three appearances for his country. The Mexico international is still only 18 years old, so breaking into the national team is an achievement.

However, as previously mentioned, Flores has not been able to become a first-team player at Arsenal as he is, and a loan move could be the next step to help his development.

according to Fabrizio RomanoFlores is now close to joining Real Oviedo, on loan for this season, with an announcement expected soon.

With Arsenal recruiting several players already in the transfer window, Flores has little chance of making an appearance in the Emirates anytime soon. The 18-year-old is inexperienced, so a temporary move to learn the game and compete at a senior level should eventually help him prepare to play for Arsenal.

Arsenal recently lost Omari Hutchinson on a permanent deal with Chelsea, so keeping Flores and letting him leave temporarily is a smart move, as they won’t want to lose more talented youngsters.