It is being reported in Argentina that the Racing Club midfielder Claudio Yacob has agreed a pre-contract to join Arsenal this summer.
The 24 year-old is out of contract at Racing this summer and was free to talk to foreign clubs last month, and Argentinian journalists have stated that personal terms have already been finalised for his move.
Yacob has played for the senior Argentina side three times after making 20 appearances for the U-20 side, including the triumphant team that won the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.
He is a defensive midfielder and will provide healthy competition for Alex Song in the Arsenal squad, and he can occasionally pop up with an excellent goal now and then.
Here is a video of his performances in 2011 showing his silky skills…..