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Arsenal are apparently preparing to send scouts over to Santos to keep watch over Yuri Alberto when he plays an U17 match against England in September.
Alberto is just 16 years old but as per The Sun he is already a transfer target for some top clubs around including Manchester United and Arsenal. The player found the net 53 times in 35 appearances at youth level according to the report, and he has also picked up two goals in just 109 minutes for the Brazilian U17 team.
Alberto is able to play as a striker or on the wings, and Arsenal are reportedly going to send scouts to watch him play in the upcoming games for the U17s.
Arsenal are yet to make any high profile signings for the youth teams in the current transfer window. The reason for this could be that there are quite a few players currently on the verge of the first team.
Stephy Mavididi has been loaned out, but Eddie Nketiah and Donyell Malen have shown a lot of potential for the youth teams up front. Reiss Nelson has made his for the first team and has so far impressed immensely.
Joe Willock, Cohen Bramall, Krystian Bielik, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, have all played for the first team in some capacity, but are currently set to carry on with the Arsenal youth teams, so it is possible that the number of promising players already in the u23 squad, combined with the small number of loan moves, has limited Arsenal’s transfer freedom so far at this level.