A host of Premier League clubs are keeping a close eye on 17-year-old Santos starlet Victor Andrade, who is touted a ‘the new Neymar’.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle United are all monitoring the forward, who is yet to sign a new contract with the Brazilian side.
His agents, NVA Entertainment Group, confirmed that there is considerable interest in their client from the Premier League.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm that there is interest in England in Victor, and not unsurprisingly from some of the bigger clubs.
“Victor is a wonderful talent, but we and his family are calm and we are confident his future will be resolved at the right time, in the right way.”
And Andrade, who does not need a work permit because his parents are Portuguese, seems keen on a move.
He told the Daily Mirror: “Quite simply, I would love to play in Europe.
“My godfather Robinho has told me of the great experiences he had at Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. He told me how it made him a better player because playing in Europe means you must adapt to different styles and systems.
“I think it will be a great education for me. Everybody around the world knows about the strength of the Premier League.”