Barcelona believe Flamengo teenage star Reinier – one of world football’s most highly-rated teenagers – remains too expensive.
The report from El Mundo Deportivo outlines how the teenager’s release clause has dropped from €70m to €35m but the Blaugrana still believe this fee is excessive.
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 won this year’s Copa Libertadores final and the Brazilian top-flight – earlier this year, but he already has three goals in just four starts in the league.
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 €35m.
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