According to AS in Spain, Arsenal are keeping close tabs on 16 year old Miguel Silveira, who currently plays for Fluminense.

The Gunners scored a hit in the Brazilian market last summer, bringing in Gabriel Martinelli who has impressed this season with 10 goals in his debut campaign in red and white.

With finances restricted this summer after the club posted a significant loss in its latest results, unearthing young talent early seems to be a smart way to operate and the fact we’re closing in on a player so young indicates this is part of the strategy.

The report says that, along with Sp*rs, we’ve shown real interest in the player, going so far as to meet his family to discuss matters.

He has a release clause reported to be around €35m, but clearly there’s no way we’d be paying that much.

We’ve also been linked with a move for Feyenoord’s creative midfielder Orkun Kokcu, a player identified by Technical Director, Edu.

Dutch born, but of Turkish descent, he’s expected to be in the Turkey squad for 2020, and Arsenal are apparently keen to get a deal done before then in case his profile and star rises.

One to keep an eye on.

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jbrusty
jbrusty
2 months ago

16 year old from Fluminese? We’re playing real life Football Manager!

Fingers crossed for another Martinelli

goongot
goongot
2 months ago

35m release clause at 16 year of age.That’s management right there.We would sell saka for 3.5 m

poly
poly
2 months ago
Reply to  goongot

In some leagues they have to have release clauses – so they are often set ‘impossibly’ high. To essentially invalidate it. Until PSG decide they fancy matching it.

Richie
2 months ago
Reply to  poly

Yeah it’s Brazil; they’re obsessed with sponsorship’s and third party ownership’s.

gooner
gooner
2 months ago
Reply to  poly

At least PSG first warns you to back off Verratti or else they activate the clause from one of your star players.

Devon Gray
Devon Gray
2 months ago

Do what real Madrid is doing or out smarting the markets anyway I like it… identify top talent frm a early stage…

Rich
Rich
2 months ago

Our squad is over stretched already. We need quality and better balance, not quantity. Koku would be a strange signing with young midfielders like Smith-Rowe, Willock, Guendouzi, Azeez, already on our books. If Ceballos is available for €30mill? We should focus our attentions there, then go in heavy for one of Grealish or Maddison Max Aarons at right back would be a good replacement if Niles is moved on. Sell Lacazette, I’m happy for Eddie to take his squad place, moving Balogun forward in the pecking order. If Aubameyang is off? I like the look of Richarlison at Everton as… Read more »

Matthinc
Matthinc
2 months ago
Reply to  Rich

I’m with you apart from def Grealish, not Maddison and not Richarlison! He’s Everton level. Need to keep at least one of Auba and Lava.

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthinc

If we could get Lava in defense no one would be able to step into the penalty area. Genius idea

B JACK
B JACK
2 months ago
Reply to  James

so that Magma superhero? i like it. maybe add the avengers too while we are at it.

Dave cee
Dave cee
2 months ago
Reply to  Matthinc

Maddison is quality, so is Brooks at Bournemouth

mrugunner
mrugunner
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave cee

brooks and grealish!

Envius
Envius
2 months ago

Dude looks like Coutinho thinking about his life decisions lol.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
2 months ago
Reply to  Envius

If he can become good as Coutinho, it Will be great for us. I know some people here say Coutinho is shit. I disagree.

gooner
gooner
2 months ago

he’s a good player. was very good in England.

unfortunately defenders in La Liga know how to close down the space for that shot in time and kept showing him the weaker side

tanned arse
tanned arse
2 months ago
Reply to  gooner

No he wasn’t. He literally took shots outside the box and free kicks to a very high level. That was his entire game and ran less than ozil. But he was Brazilian and played for Liverpool so they only talked up hus strengths. Best thing Liverpool ever did was sell him and for that price, changed everything

Andy
Andy
2 months ago
Reply to  Envius

Looks more like Denilson I reckon

Reality check
Reality check
2 months ago
Reply to  Envius

Well spotted, well played

Chrispy
Chrispy
2 months ago

However I say it, its going to sound weird but after Martinelli, i like Brazillian teenagers a lot!

GraeB
GraeB
2 months ago
Reply to  Chrispy

Yup, it sounds weird. Keep the door locked.

kabuba
2 months ago

Any Brazilianis welcome. Hope we unearth another Martinelli

Aska
Aska
2 months ago

Why won’t we pay that much money? We need to it’s embarrassing that arsenal fans are seeing this as a reality we need to spend big and keep at the kroenkes do they leave fast, we should buy him and if we don’t, we need to rip into the board and owner again

Con
Con
2 months ago

I’m all for recruiting as many uber-talented kids as possible. Seems like our best shot at reviving the club.

ArsenesLongSufferingZipper
ArsenesLongSufferingZipper
2 months ago

Can’t imagine his family (or anyone’s family for that matter) agreeing to meet with the scum down the road.

JT Pablo
JT Pablo
2 months ago

Josip Ilicic will be a great signing for Arsenal FC. He has being superb and I think highly of him.

Emmanuel Ssali
Emmanuel Ssali
2 months ago

I’m not sure whether he gonna be that best as he’s talked of but all we need is one that we contain the players and not become academies of giant clubs.
Arsenal lost Sergie Nabri really for what reason and not only him, there are many others and including Saka who’s threatening to leave and when shall we enjoy fun? This time round arsenal should style up. Imagine at this early stage we’re already out of Europe really it’s embarrassing a lot. Please, arsenal be arsenal not an academy