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Shakhtar Donetsk have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Chile wonder kid Marcelo Allende, according to reports.
A lot of talented young players have been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks as Wenger turns his focus to signing youngsters who would turn into top players for the club in the future and Allende has been constantly linked with us
The player who was captain of Chile U17 team in the last World Cup has developed into one of Chile’s brightest prospect in recent years and now he is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top sides.
According to La Roja Deportes via Gunnersphere.com, Shakhtar are interested in signing the youngster.
The attacking midfielder who his currently playing for Chile second division side Deportes Santa Cruz recently had his third trial at the Emirates as he attempts to secure a move to Europe. The Ukraine Gian will now try to hijack Arsenal’s move for the youngster.
Allende who is being dubbed the next Alexis Sanchez in Chile may want to follow the path of the Gunners forward by moving to the Emirates but Wenger is yet to make a decision on whether to sign him or not. This could give Shakhtar the opportunity to convince him to choose Ukraine instead of England.
Just like Arsenal, Shakhtar are known for nurturing promising young talents into top footballers and will be a good alternative destination for the lad.