Man Utd are chasing Palmeiras winger Gabriel Veron who is available for a bargain price, and their immediate plans for the player have emerged, per a report.
Veron, 19, is highly thought of in his native Brazil. He operates primarily on the right wing, though can also be deployed centrally or on the left.
The Palmeiras flyer previously rose to prominence through his exploits at Under-17 level with Brazil.
He bagged three goals and three assists during the last U17 World Cup, including a goal in the semi-final and an assist in the final, which Brazil went on to win.
The newspaper state the Red Devils are chasing the attacker who could be available for just £10m.
Palmeiras hope to retain their prized asset, though a bid in that range will be difficult to ignore and they’ll reportedly consider it if lodged.
Several unnamed European sides are also monitoring Veron’s progress, meaning United may have to act fast.
United scouts wowed; immediate plan surfaces
It’s claimed Veron has been the subject of scouting missions by United officials. The Mirror state the club’s scouts have been ‘raving about him’ and were left ‘stunned’ at what they saw.
Erik ten Hag is known to be targeting a versatile forward this summer, though if signed, Veron’s time would have to wait.
The Mirror conclude United would likely loan Veron out to a European side to help polish the diamond before he makes an impact in Manchester.
Frequent trading partner, Sporting Lisbon, are specifically named as an ideal place to hone his craft.
Gabriel Veron one for the future
His potential arrival could be seen as a similar type of move to that of Amad Diallo’s.
Amad joined United from Atalanta in 2021, though most of his time at the club has been spent in the Under-23s or out on loan.
Veron would cost a fraction of the fee Amad did, and also has significantly more first-team experience.
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli have shown teenagers signed from Brazil can make an immediate impact in the Premier League.
However, United’s loan plan would suggest Gabriel Veron wouldn’t be ready to make his mark from day one.