Monday, 17th October, 2011
Arsenal are one of five clubs hunting the highly rated Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.
The 19-year-old, who currently plays for Brazilian giants Sao Paulo, has turned heads in Europe with a series of stellar displays at both club and international level.
Indeed, Casemiro’s stock has risen so much that in the South American talent-producing haven, that he is widely being spoken of as one of the country’s most promising talents.
The tough-tackling midfielder, who also possesses superb technical skills, broke through into the senior Brazil squad this year after graduating from the Selecao’s Under-20 team; he also featured in this summer’s Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, which Brazil won.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is well aware of Casemiro’s talents and would dearly love to take the prospect to the Emirates – he will though have opposition as he seeks to do so.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners have been joined in the race by AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Real Madrid, with the four respective European powerhouses also set on ensuring they grab Casemiro’s services.
The Sao Paulo schemer is rapidly developing into one of the most sought-after talents in world football, making Wenger’s job of tempting him to London a tough one.