Arsenal starlet Galindo set to seal Salamanca loan

Arsenal starlet Galindo set to seal Salamanca loan

Bolivian Under 20 International Samuel Galindo is expected to finally complete his long-awaited move to Spanish side UD Salamanca after the teenager travelled to Spain yesterday.

The loan deal taking the 17 year old to Spain was agreed earlier this summer but problems with his paperwork had delayed the move until now.

As with Mexican star Carlos Vela and more recently Brazilian wing-back Pedro Botelho, his stay at Salamanca will help his adaptation to European football as he looks to prepare himself for his switch to Arsenal at a later date. The Gunners sealed the signing of the former Real America player following a trial at the club in January.

Before leaving Bolivia Samuel Galindo emphasised the importance of the spell in Spain to prepare him for his move to England.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to gain confidence before playing at a team as important as Arsenal, who are important figures in world football.”

He also took the chance to congratulate the Bolivian Under 15 side who recently clinched gold at the Singapore Youth Olympic games, with his brother Pedro Galindo playing as a goalkeeper for the champions.

“That kind of tournament can show the conditions that you have and I wish all the players the best [in the future].”

Samuel Galindo will wear the number 16 shirt at Salamanca when he is officially announced in the coming days.

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