Roma win race to sign Ponce

The gifted youngster will remain at his current club until the end of 2015, before making the move to Serie A
Newell's Old Boys have announced that Roma have secured the services of promising youngster Ezequiel Ponce for an undisclosed fee, although the forward will remain at his current club until the end of 2015 before joining his new team.

Guillerme Lorente, Newell's president, already revealed in December that both Roma and Tottenham Hotspur had lodged "very good offers" for the highly-rated 17-year-old and the Argentine side have now revealed an agreeent has been reached with the Serie A club.

"An agreement has been reached with Roma over the transfer of Ezequiel Ponce. The player will continue with Newell's until December," a statement on Twitter reads.

Ponce scored on his Primera Division debut for Newell's last March and is regarded as one of the biggest talents around in South America.

The young striker has gone on to find the back of the net four times in 18 league matches since his debut.

Ponce will join compatriots Leandro Paredes and Juan Iturbe at Roma once he joins up with his new team in January 2016.