When it comes to football, Brazil no doubt have lots of talents – many of which are still undiscovered. This month is the one that Brazil became aware of one of its youngest talents in the person of Vinícius Junior. He currently plays in the country’s biggest youth tournament for Flamengo and impressed everyone with his superb skills.
Brazil’s UOL reported that Junior was already being monitored by many European sides including Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. Additionally, his recent performances have seen the interest wax stronger than before.
Flamengo appears to sense this coming, which prompted their vice-president Flávio Godinho to give an interview today to make the player’s situation clear.
“We have no interest in negotiating the athlete”, Flavio told UOL.
On Monday, The Independent quoted former Flamengo president Kleber Leite who said Manchester United tried to secure a priority clause but they failed to do so because they didn’t want to pay an amount upfront.
UOL added further that the 16-year-old has a €30m release clause, and if the teenager should sign a new contract, Flamengo will think of raising the amount.
It was said that Junior will soon be training with Flamengo’s first team as the club intend using him as much as they can on the pitch, even though a future sale is regarded inevitable.