There’s always something exciting about a Brazilian wonderkid being linked with a big-money move away to Europe, and it’s a trend that has seen a re-emergence of late.
Real Madrid have spent huge money on both Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the past two years and Arsenal have been reportedly (as per Goal a while ago) close to signing 17-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli, and the latter could continue their spending in Brazil with another young, promising signing.
According to Yahoo via the Sun, Arsenal are one of the sides interested in Sao Paulo winger Antony, who has recently broken into the first-team and has already attracted suitors from Europe. While judging a player on YouTube is clearly not the most analytical way of doing so, below is a video to give you a taste of what he can do.
With a reported price tag of £21million, the winger would be a sizeable transfer for the Gunners, who only have a reported (as per the Daily Mail) £45 million to work with in a transfer window that the club simply have to get right in order to compete for the top-four next season, but Antony could be a risk worth taking.
Antony is still very young at 19 and would need time to get used to England as well as Premier League football, but we have seen in recent years that clubs taking talent young from South America can pay off, and the winger could be the next in line.
Arsenal are also a club deprived of excitement at times, and nothing will get the fans more up for it than Unai Emery splashing the cash on a teenage Brazilian wonderkid who could light up north London for years to come.
Arsenal fans, would Antony be a risk work taking? Let us know!
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