ARSENAL look set to land Brazilian teenage sensation Gabriel Martinelli – if Brexit would not wreck the deal.
The Gunners seemed to have overwhelmed a posse of golf equipment for the 17-year-old Ituano striker who’s rated as one the most effective younger prospects in South America, in accordance with Globo Esporte.
And regardless of large curiosity from Brazil’s high golf equipment, Martinelli might be heading for the Emirates, regardless of the teen having trials at Manchester United and Barcelona two years in the past.
Martinelli has scored three objectives in 9 matches on this 12 months’s Paulista Championship and in addition scored 4 in 17 video games within the Copa Paulista.
Martinelli’s agent, Marcos Casseb, has revealed he’s planning for his shopper to go away South America.
He mentioned: “To be trustworthy we anticipated that to occur.
“His evolution since final 12 months may be very quick, he’s above common.
The preliminary planning is for him to go straight to Europe.”
Because it stands, Martinelli would battle to qualify for a piece allow underneath present UK laws as he has no worldwide expertise.
However the plan is to acquire an Italian passport attributable to household heritage, making him an EU citizen.
Nevertheless, if the UK leaves the European Union on March 29, then British golf equipment would now not be exempt from Fifa guidelines banning the switch of gamers underneath 18 years previous.
But when Prime Minister Theresa Might manages to delay Brexit, then the established order will stay permitting free motion of gamers throughout the EU.
And if the deal goes via, Martinelli might comply with within the footsteps of fellow countryman Gilberto Silva and Edu by turning out for the Premier League aspect.