According to a report in Brazilian outlet esporte, Arsenal have made contact with Corinthians to ask for more information regarding highly-rated midfielder Maycon.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is gearing up for a busy summer and has already splashed out around £30m on Swiss international Granit Xhaka while the Gunners are also on the look-out for a new striker after being snubbed by Jamie Vardy.
However, while refurbishment of the squad is the forefront of the Frenchman’s mind, it looks as though the boss is also looking ahead to the future as Brazilian outlet Esporte claims we have approached Brazilian club about their talented midfielder Maycon.
The report says that the Gunners officials have asked Corinthians for more information on Maycon’s physical state as well as how much a potential deal would cost us this summer to acquire the youngster.
I hope that the north London outfit would secure a deal similar to the one Juventus agreed for Matheus Pereira that saw the youngster move to Juventus for an initial €2m (£1.6m) with the fee rising to €7m (£5.8m) with performance-based.
The 18-year-old has been with Corinthians since joining the club as an 11-year-old back in 2009 and has progressed through the youth ranks before breaking in to the first team set-up this year.
The player turns 19 next month and is regarded as one of the hottest young talents in Brazilian football, but he’s still struggling to get regular minutes with the Corinthians first team and has spent much of the season with the U-20′s.
With the new work permit law, Arsenal should have little or no problem getting a work permit for him hence that certainly won’t be an issue.