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Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Brazil u17 attacking midfielder, Alan Guimarães.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all are said to be looking at signing the 17-year-old who currently plays for Palmeiras’ u17s.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, have reportedly come to a ‘verbal agreement’ with his representative Juan Figer despite the European champions not meeting Alan’s €50m release clause.
The teenager would allegedly be joining La Liga giants after he turns 18 in March.
However, a source has apparently said to Sports Witness that it’s too early to confirm player’s move to Real as the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and United are still interested. United reportedly haven’t made contact with Palmeiras in a while though.
Alan supposedly caught the eyes of the top clubs with his performance at the u17 South American Championship, which his side won unbeaten.
They’ve also won all of their games in the u17 World Cup in India and reached the quarter-finals where they play against Germany.
The Brazilian midfielder’s current contract with Palmeiras expires in two years.
Alan is clearly talented and part of a really exciting batch of young Brazilians rising through the ranks. However, if the reports are true, it does seem as if he’s heading to Real Madrid.