Arsenal have triggered an option in the contract of promising youngster Marcelo Flores, which will keep him at the club until June 2025, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The 19-year old is currently on loan at Spanish Second division club Real Oviedo, until the end of the season.
Flores is a very versatile player who can cover multiple attacking positions, although this season he has mainly being used on the left side of a front three, where Gabriel Martinelli plays for Arsenal.
The Mexican joined the Arsenal Academy in 2019 as a 15-year old and is yet to make a first team appearance. However, he was a standout player in the academy and for U23, which earned him a loan move to the Spanish side.
This morning’s news report that Arsenal have triggered an extension in his contract, and The Mexican will stay in North London until 2025. This extension means that he is very much still in Mikel Arteta’s plan for the future, as he is aiming to include him in the first team from next season.
Earlier, Arsenal also triggered an extension in Charlie Patino’s contract, with both players considered very valuable to the Gunners and a big part of their future.
Marcelo Flores is currently representing Mexico with him making his competitive debut on June 11, 2022.
So far this season he made 11 appearances and scored one goal, with an average rating of 6.46, according to FotMob.