Arsenal scouts make 6 checks on Brazilian midfielder

Date published: Wednesday 7th November 2018 7:35 - Matthew Briggs

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Arsenal have been taking a big interest in Brazilian teenage Eric dos Santos Rodrigues, according to a report in Brazil.

UOL Sport report that the Gunners have made six checks on the 18-year-old, who is a defensive midfielder in the mould of former Chelsea man Ramires.

Such is his likeness to the 31-year-old that he has taken on the name of Ramires, who played almost 250 games for the Blues between 2010-2016.

Not only Arsenal scouts though have been making checks on Ramires, with Atletico Madrid understood to have made two visits to watch the player.

He currently plays for Brazilian outfit Clube Bahia and he has made nine Serie A appearances this season, earning two assists.

The report claims Ramires is expected to remain in Brazil for the rest of the season, which comes to an end in December, and therefore a January move for the player may well suit both parties.

 

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