Manchester United are interested in signing Brazilian starlet Gabriel Veron from Palmeiras this summer.
That’s according to reports via The Sun, who claim that the Red Devils had been interested in the winger in the past, but will now look to make a move as the £10m price tag has enticed them.
The teenager has been linked with several top European clubs, and is likened to Gabriel Jesus in this report.
Erik ten Hag could look to bolster an underperforming attack with this exciting Brazilian star in the making.
Gabriel Veron burst onto the Brazilian scene during the U17 World Cup, hosted in his home nation, where he helped his side become world champions.
Boasting incredible pace, power, trickery and technique, the youngster won the Golden Ball award and has continued to impress since.
Similar to Vinicius Jr, who made his move straight from Flamengo to Real Madrid as a 16-year-old in 2017, perhaps United could plan ahead and reap similar rewards to that of Los Blancos.
Last season Vinicius Jr was involved in 30 league goals, and for just a reported £10m, it is a relatively risk-free signing with the potential to reap world-class rewards.
Bebeto, who won the 1994 World Cup with Brazil, had plenty to say about the youngster with a huge future in the game: “He’s a kid with enormous talent.
“I looked for more information about him and I was impressed once I saw him wearing the No.7 producing beautiful plays.
“I watched him score a goal dribbling from almost his own half before finding the net with a quality finish, calmly beating the opposition goalkeeper.”
Veron is still just a kid playing adult football, yet still averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.02 in CONMEBOL Libertadores. He is naturally still growing, but to receive such high praise at such a young age sets him apart from the rest.
As aforementioned, for a relatively risk-free amount, Erik ten Hag could nurture this Brazilian teenager into their very own Vinicius Jr and reap potentially unlimited rewards.