Barcelona and Arsenal are reportedly among a slew of clubs keen on signing 19-year-old Palmeiras prodigy Gabriel Veron, a Manchester United target.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Gabriel Veron is attracting interest from some of the most high-profile clubs in Europe, including Barcelona and Arsenal. The 19-year-old Palmeiras wonderkid is also the subject of interest from Manchester United over a possible move in the summer transfer window.
Gabriel Veron is one of the most promising young wingers in Brazil, with the country continuing its long-standing tradition of producing prodigious attackers. The teenage whizkid has been with Palmeiras since 2017 and quickly rose through the ranks at the Brazilian club before making his first-team debut as a 17-year-old in 2019.
The 19-year-old has since come leaps and bounds at Palmeiras, establishing himself as a pivotal figure for the Brazilian club. Veron’s record for the Verdao is reasonably solid, as he has amassed 13 goals and 13 assists in 93 appearances thus far. And the youngster’s progress has captured the attention of several European bigwigs, including Barcelona, Arsenal, and Manchester United.
The interest from Barcelona is a tad-bit surprising, considering Ousmane Dembele is on the verge of committing his future to the Blaugrana, while Raphinha is closing in on arriving from Leeds United. Nonetheless, Barcelona’s scouting mission in Brazil is seemingly continuing, with Veron joining Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick on their watch list.
As for Arsenal, the Gunners have already brought in one promising Brazilian prospect this summer in Marquinhos. But with Nicolas Pepe’s future up in the air, investing in another wide-attacker might not be out of the question for Arsenal, especially with Raphinha likely to join Barcelona.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old has been on Manchester United’s radar for a long time, with the Red Devils reportedly ready to offer €15 million to sign him. And with the right-wing issue yet to be resolved, Manchester United could do with signing a player like Veron.
Apart from Barcelona, Arsenal and Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Sassuolo have also set their sights on him. So a transfer battle could be on the cards, as Veron continues to gather admirers with each passing performance.