Barcelona have made an approach for Flamengo 17-year-old star Reinier, according to coverage from El Mundo Deportivo.
It follows a report in report Diario AS earlier this month that Atletico Madrid were in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the player.
The 17-year-old is said to be the latest jewel to emerge from Brazilian football and is widely tipped to have a big future ahead of him at the top level.
Reinier only debuted for Flamengo – who are in this year’s Copa Libertadores final and top the Brazilian top-flight – earlier this year, but he already has three goals in just four starts in the league.
Reinier has a termination clause of 70 million dollars (approximately €62m) at the Brazilian giants but Atleti are said to be confident in being able to reduce this drastically in a theoretical transfer.
Despite not being known widely outside of Brazil, there is said to be a high level of confidence in the nation that Reinier is set to be a star and will command a transfer fee of at least €50m.
Image via Diario AS