Move aside Pogba! There's a new kid on the block...

Brazil Goal

Juventus are reportedly about to sign a new teenage midfielder with an even bigger reputation.

Do you want to suddenly feel very old? Cast your mind back to Brazil's World Cup winning side of 1994.

Specifically the unforgettable moment when Bebeto scored in the quarter final against Holland, which launched a celebration which is now remembered for generations.

The 'cradle-rocking' celebration, in which he was joined by his teammates, was to signify the birth of his baby boy.

Fast-forward 18 years and that baby boy has grown up, and is ready to make a name for himself on the big stage.

Allow us to introduce Mattheus, or 'Bebeto's son' as he will more likely be known.

Reports from Europe from the past 24 hours have revealed that the teenager is on the verge of agreeing a transfer to Juventus from Flamengo.

It is claimed that Juventus have had an offer of two million Euros accepted for Mattheus, a fee which could turn out to be a bargain.

Unlike his father Bebeto, and out and out striker who scored 39 international goals for Brazil, Mattheus is an attacking midfielder, more comparable to Kaka.

Mattheus has four caps with Brazil's under-20 side, and has made a handful of appearances for Flamengo.

He may not quite be ready to shove Paul Pogba aside just yet, he is very much earmarked as 'one for the future' by Juventus, but it will take a while for him to acclimatise to European football.

We hope he goes onto become a success, because his story and place in World football culture is truly unique - but he does have one player with who he shares something in common.

Look out for the name Romarinho. Ring any bells? Almost. He is the son of Bebeto's strike partner in 1994, Romario, and made his professional debut earlier this year.

Let's hope Juventus target him too and bring the second generation of World Cup 1994 stars together.

Remember the cradle rock celebration...? Check out this father and son video.

 

image: © Crystian Cruz

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