Date: 27th January 2021 at 1:24pm
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Through the revolving door of talent at Manchester United, young, dynamic and attacking wingers always seem to come and go in an attempt to light up Old Trafford. 

Just this season alone has seen the recruitment of Uruguayan Facundo Pellistri from Penarol and Ivorian Amad Diallo from Atalanta, both 19 and 18-years-old respectively.

With rumours of an imminent loan move for the Uruguayan at least, it looks as though United could already have their eyes set on the latest mega-millions teenager – a winger once more.

According to Spanish publication Sport, the current Premier League leaders are negotiating contract terms with 18-year-old Brazilian starlet Gabriel Veron from Palmeiras.

The report identifies the South American as a Barcelona target too, but Manchester-based sides United and City have taken the lead to sign the youngster.

Gabriel Veron celebrates scoring against Delfin in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16

Veron’s current contract runs until 2025 and carries a hefty release clause of £53m, so the record-holding ten-time winners of the Brazilian Serie A are under no pressure to release their asset on the cheap.

However, it is believed that a fee which matches the sale of Gabriel Jesus to City in 2016 – around £28m – could land the attacker.

The enigmatic attacker has shown his worth on the international stage already when he helped take Brazil Under-19s to lift the World Cup, scoring three goals and providing three assists in the seven-game run.

Fans might be able to catch a glimpse of the talent in question, as Palmeiras face Brazilian rivals Santos in the final of the Copa Libertadores this Saturday, with the winner of that affair representing the Confederation at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar next month.

At just 18-years-old, Veron would require some development before he could make an impact on United or City’s first-team – so is this a prudent spend of £28m for the Premier League challengers?

 
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