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Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Argentinian prospect Na Bazan Vera, who’s been tipped as the next “Lionel Messi”, according to The Sun.
The Gunners and the west London club are rumoured to be amongst a host of Premier League sides chasing the 17-year-old, with the Reds and West Ham also said to be keen.
Interest in the forward is high, with Villarreal understood to be preparing a bid to lure Bazan Vera to La Liga after learning that he has a European passport.
Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal & West Ham are eyeing a move for 17-year old Argentine wonderkid Naza Bazan Vera. pic.twitter.com/yRoY63heqZ
— Argentina Football (@ARG_soccernews) October 31, 2016
This would mean that he could move without the need for a work-permit, something that is often a stumbling block when signing youngsters from South America.
Any fee for the Argentine would be negligible due to his age, making him an affordable and realistic target for England and Spain’s elite.
The teenager is set for international recognition with a call up to his nation’s under-20 side, whilst his club Velez Sarsfield have recently allowed him to train with the first team.
They will no doubt be hoping that Bazan Vera resists any advances from abroad and continues his development with the Primera Divison outfit, but a big-money move to a top European league may well be on the cards.