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Arsenal are reportedly set to land 15-year-old Corinthians ace Luigi Gaspar, son of former footballer and current Technical Director at the Emirates Stadium, Edu Gaspar.
According to a Brazilian publication Meu Timao, Luigi Gaspar is poised to finalise his move from the Brazilian club to Arsenal.
The talent will move on a free transfer and will complete his switch to Europe. But, Time do Povo still have the prospect of getting a compensation sum as per FIFA rules.
Luigi Gaspar has been with the club since the age of 8 and is currently a part of the club’s U15 team.
A primary reason behind his move to Europe, especially the Gunners, is the presence of his father Edu Gaspar at the club. He has recently joined the EPL giants as the new technical director at the club.
Since Edu Gaspar’s arrival, the club have already secured the services of impressive Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli.
The attacker is still seen as a young prospect but did demonstrate glimpses of his explosive talent in the pre-season tour thus far.
Arsenal were also said to be plotting a move for another Brazilian player Everton Soares, who was one of the breakout stars at Copa America.
But, it looks like the trail has gone cold after Arsenal chose to sign Nicolas Pepe from LOSC Lille in what has set a new team record in terms of transfer sum spent on a single purchase.
Luigi and father Edu Gaspar seem to confirm the move via the 15-year-old sensation’s Instagram account. Luigi posted a heartfelt message for his side and the fans.
“It was a pleasure to play for Corinthians, where I’ve won many titles, I’ve grown as person to be who I am today. My heart is black and white.”
“Thanks again for everything Corinthians. I will forever be grateful to all of you.”, the post read, according to The Sun.