Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in signing Internacional wonderkid Gabriel Carvalho, according to Internacional TimeLine.
The Gunners have had huge success with Gabriel Martinelli over the past few years and they are now looking for the next big thing from Brazilian football.
Carvalho is highly-rated within the Internacional ranks and it is claimed that the north London giants are one of the teams keen on landing his signature.
The club will send scouts to monitor the 16-year-old attacking midfielder in the Copa Sao Paulo. He has a €60 million release clause in his current contract.
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The 16-year-old is a relatively unknown figure at the moment. He has yet to represent the first-team at Internacional and has only played for the Under 20s.
He has represented them in the Copa Sao Paulo on four occasions with just 30 minutes per outing. Carvalho has had a passing accuracy of 90 per cent.
The youngster has not made any goal contributions thus far but Arsenal’s interest in signing him suggests that he has the potential to become a top-class player.
It will be interesting to see whether the club proceed with a formal approach in the coming months, but they are unlikely to meet his release clause in our view.
One thing is for sure, Arsenal are unlikely to secure his services for a bargain fee, considering the big sums paid for some of Brazil’s young talents in recent years.
Even if a deal is agreed at some point next year, Carvalho won’t be permitted to join a European club until he turns 18 during the back end of August in 2025.
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