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.
It follows a report in report Diario AS earlier from November that Atletico Madrid were in ‘advanced negotiations’ for the player while El Mundo Deportivo initially had reported Barca 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 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.
Image via Diario AS