Arsenal are in the race to sign Coritiba right-back Yan Couto, in accordance to reviews in Brazil.
The 17-year-old has not but made his senior debut for Coritiba however has been an everyday for Brazil’s nationwide crew at youth degree and performed a key position in his nation’s win on the Under-17 World Cup in November.
According to Globoesporte, Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen are main the chase to sign Couto and the Brazilian membership have set a €5 million (£4.2m) asking value for the defender.
Couto’s contract expires on the finish of the yr and Coritiba anticipate to promote the defender ‘in the coming days’.
But Couto wouldn’t find a way to be a part of Arsenal till he turns 18 in June.
Globoesporte report that Couto’s agent has already held talks with three prime golf equipment in Europe and groups are conscious of Coritiba’s £4.2m valuation.
‘I know him very well because I’ve adopted the youth groups so much,’ stated Coritiba coach Eduardo Barroca.
‘Of course, he is an excellent participant.
‘He is a very young player and is already consolidating himself as a top player. We are working normally in these early days and expect to count on him in this period that he is here.’
Last yr, Edu performed a key position in Arsenal’s shock transfer for Gabriel Martinelli, who was signed from Brazilian facet Ituano.