Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been surprised by one rumour they’ve unearthed this morning, which suggests the Gunners are pursuing a big signing that nobody anticipated.
ESPN Brasil state Arsene Wenger’s side have made contacts with the representatives of Sao Paulo ace Marquinhos Cipriano, with the attacking midfielder making headlines after his form in south America.
The 17-year-old currently boast a goal tally better than a goal a game this season for the Brazilian club’s U17 side, scoring 14 goals in 12 matches and attracting the interest of a host of Europe’s top clubs in the process.
Italian giants Juventus are also said to be monitoring the player but it could take a large sum to land his talents, with it stated the youngster has a release clause of £24m.
Signing a young talent from Brazil comes with risks, as you could reap the rewards like Barcelona have with Neymar or land a flop like Alexandre Pato or Julio Baptista, though our landlord believes this player will be more like the former.
Arsenal fans, should you splash the cash on this young talent? Let us know in the comments below!