Manchester United in negotiations to sign £28 million Brazilian wonderkid

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Manchester United have made quite a reputation over the last few years for signing some of the most highly-rated youngsters from all over the world. Of course, generally these players are then put in the club’s academy in hopes that they can develop into Premier League quality players over the next few years.

In many ways, what the Red Devils are paying for here is potential instead of signing ready-made players from other clubs, who have already shown what they can do on the senior level. Naturally, there is a risk involved in this sort of a transfer strategy as it is always hard to predict how well a player will make that jump from the youth level to the professional game.

Of course, it is clear that that risk is not stopping Manchester United from continuing to acquire some of the biggest prospects in world football. And the latest in that quickly growing list could be 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid, Gabriel Veron.

According to Sport, the Red Devils are in negotiations to sign the Brazilian, with his parent club Palmeiras demanding a transfer fee in the region of £28 million, the same amount that Manchester City had paid to sign Gabriel Jesus from the same club, which is also their transfer record.

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Veron does have some decent experience on the senior level though. He has already made 22 appearances for Palmeiras, scoring 6 goals and assisting a further 3. Those are impressive numbers a teenage right-winger.

Right-wing is also a position that United need to bring some reinforcements in. But it is questionable whether they need another youngster for that position. They already signed Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in the summer, both of whom play there. Getting Veron would mean that now there will be three players fighting for probably a back-up position.

Even then, it makes sense for United to go after Veron. He is considered one of the next big things in Brazilian football. There is also a belief that Palmeiras could be ready to let him leave for somewhere around £20 million in the current market. And as far as transfer fees for Brazilian wonderkids go, that is not very steep.

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