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.