Arsenal looking to beat Napoli to Brazilian midfield wonderkid

Date published: Thursday 25th January 2018 9:40 - Rob McCarthy

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing a deal for Corinthians’ Brazilian wonderkid Maycon.

The 20-year-old midfielder is said to have watched by Gunners scouts on a number of occasions over the last few years and has impressed with his development.

It is understood that Corinthians want around £9million for the youngster but that they will demand he returns on loan as part of the deal.


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Maycon is also wanted by Serie A outfit Napoli, among a number of other European clubs.

A source told The Sun: “Arsenal are very interested in Maycon. He has been watched a fair amount for more than a year.

“They have been impressed and he has a promising future. He is not really a player for now.

“There could be issues with getting him a visa. It would take a lot of work behind the scenes to get sorted.

“Arsenal have other priorities, so it could be one that happens in the summer, rather than now.”


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