Estevao Willian, a South American attacker, is supposedly wanted by Arsenal and Barcelona.
In Brazil, the 16-year-old is highly regarded, and he recently signed a long-term contract with Palmeiras.
According to Goal Brazil, the 16-year-old has a contract with the Brazilian club until 2026, with a €50 million release clause.
Willian is a gifted player with a bright future, and it remains to be seen whether the two European powerhouses are willing to make an official offer to sign him this summer.
Arsenal have a good young roster and will be aiming to add more quality in the future seasons. In the near future, the 16-year-old could develop into a solid first-team star for Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners need to strengthen their attack, and the 16-year-old may be a good long-term investment. Although he may not be ready to contribute to the first squad just yet, Arteta might help him develop as a player over the following few years.
In recent seasons, the Arsenal boss has worked wonders with players such as Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka. Both kids have established themselves as two of the league’s greatest strikers, and Willian will hope to follow in their footsteps if he joins the North London club.
Meanwhile, any player would find the possibility to play for Barcelona appealing. The Spanish giants are one of the world’s largest clubs, having a world-renowned academy.
Willian will believe that moving to Camp Nou will allow him to reach his full potential.
However, the striker has a large release clause, and given Barcelona’s current financial constraints, the Spanish giants may be unable to purchase him.