Manchester United in the lead for the Brazilian prodigy

Manchester United went “behind the scenes” to win the race from Brazilian prodigy Gabriel Veron, according to a report.

The 18-year-old is currently plying his trade with Palmeiras and has aroused interest in Europe – as are most young Brazilians – after a promising start to professional life.

Veron is often deployed on the right flank for Palmeiras but can operate on both wings and has managed five goals and three assists in 20 appearances in the current Brazilian season.

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Veron fights for possession | Alexandre Schneider / Getty Images

The Red Devils are currently working to secure his services ahead of Barcelona, ​​Manchester City and Juventus. At least that’s according to the Daily Star, which cites Spain’s Sport outlet as the original source – via Sport Witness – where Veron is linked to the European giants.

Reports indicate that it is in fact Barcelona who “control” Veron’s situation going forward, although the upcoming presidential elections could complicate and stop the movement for the teenager, who is said to have a $ 53million release clause. of pounds sterling in his contract.

United, along with City and Juventus, are expected to ‘move behind the scenes’ to hijack the move, with Veron worth around £ 18million despite the release clause. Veron made his senior debut in late 2019 and is a regular with young Brazilians, winning the Ballon d’Or at the Under-17 World Cup that same year.

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Veron was an outstanding star at the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup | MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL / Getty Images

Although United is the name given to Veron, it is their rowdy neighbors who have recently done business with Palmeiras. The Citizens signed Gabriel Jesus from the Brazilian outfit in 2017 for around £ 27million.

There is probably some truth to Veron’s being watched by a number of European heavyweights, including the names mentioned. But if that’s the case, it seems unlikely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will be as close to landing him as the report reveals, certainly in January.

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