Arsenal hoping to find next Martinelli as talks open for £60m Brazil starlet

Date published: Sunday 17th November 2019 4:25

Reinier Jesus

Arsenal have opened talks with the father of Brazilian starlet Reinier Jesus, with a view to making a bid for the Flamengo attacker.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has made an impression since being promoted to the Flamengo first team in July, scoring four goals in 11 league games so far.

With Arsenal already having sealed a deal for another Brazilian youngster, Gabriel Martinelli, this summer, Mundo Deportivo (via The Mirror) claim they are set to look to South America again.

 

Flamengo have placed a £60m (€70m) release clause in Reinier’s new contract, a price which has put off Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.

However, a range of suitors are still queuing up for the prolific Brazil Under-17 international, with Manchester City and Everton also watching on from the Premier League.

Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also mentioned as potential destinations, but Arsenal are understood to have the edge after initiating contact with the player’s father, who has been searching for a European club that would be willing to sign his son.

Reinier has previously been compared to Brazilian legend Kaka.

 

 

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