Arsenal main race for ‘the subsequent Vinicius Jr’ – because of Edu Gaspar: report
Arsenal are in a stronger place than the likes of Actual Madrid and Barcelona to land the subsequent huge celebrity from Brazil.
That is in response to experiences that recommend that the South American revolution is about to proceed on the Emirates Stadium, a yr after Arsenal added a jewel to their crown within the form of Gabriel Jesus.
The Gunners additionally boast the likes of defender Gabriel and huge man Gabriel Martinelli alongside Brazil-born Jorginho and teen Marquinhos, at present on mortgage at Norwich Metropolis – with sporting director Edu Gaspar partly liable for the samba affect in north London.
Beforehand the final coordinator of the Brazil nationwide workforce, Edu has used contacts with figures within the Brazilian recreation to additional Arsenal’s connection along with his homeland, signing Marquinhos final summer time on a discount deal and serving to Martinelli to settle with countrymen alongside him.
Now, in response to Brazilian outlet, Torcedores (opens in new tab), the Gunners are scouting wonderkid playmaker Matheus Franca of Flamengo, with an eye fixed to bringing him to Europe. Touted as the subsequent huge star from the Rubro-Negro’s manufacturing line following Actual Madrid star Vinicius Jr, it is Arsenal who’re main the cost not only for his signature, however different stars, too.
The Gunners are main the race for a lot sought-after teen Vitor Roque, in response to the Each day Mail (opens in new tab), whereas in response to Calciomercato (opens in new tab), Marcos Leonardo is on the radar.
Having developed Gabriel Martinelli from a youngster into among the best forwards within the Premier League is proof for future offers that Arsenal can remodel South American abilities into Premier League-quality stars – and it is thrilling for followers that Edu’s contacts are positioning the north Londoners as real contenders for these signings alongside the Spanish giants who historically convey these gamers to Europe.
The UK leaving the European Union has opened the door for extra non-EU stars to hitch on the age of 18. Whereas Spain and Portugal have been beforehand the very best matches for children, given the similarity in tradition, Arsenal can now provide a South American core at their London Colney base which has additionally included Willian and David Luiz lately.
Franca is valued at €5 million by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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