Arsenal join race for Brazil prodigy Reinier

Arsenal have reportedly joined the race for Flamengo 17-year-old star Reinier – one of world football’s most highly-rated teenagers.

It follows a report in report Diario AS earlier this month that Atletico Madrid were in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the player while El Mundo Deportivo report Barcelona are also keen.

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.

Now, a report in The Sun claims that the Gunners are eyeing a potential deal for the attacker, with fears over the future of attacking players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil.

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 reported termination clause of 70 million dollars (approximately €62m) at the Brazilian giants but clubs 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

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