Arsenal opening talks with ‘next Neymar’ samba sensation

Arsenal are planning to open talks with Brazilian whizzkid Gabriel Jesus, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Touted as the ‘next Neymar’, the 18-year old Palmeiras forward is one of the hottest prospects in Brazilian football.

The Brazilian Under-20 international has been keen to play down comparisons to the senior Selecao captain and Barcelona star, though is one of the most exciting talents in South America.

Legendary former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo is understood to be helping the teenager make the move across to Europe, as he did at a similar age.

Portuguese giants Benfica are reportedly keen on landing the much talked about attacker, though Serie A duo Juventus and Roma are also said to be monitoring his situation.

Gunners chief Arsene Wenger is well known for his ability to craft young talents into world class performers during his tenure at the Emirates, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie having become stars under his tutelage.