Five facts about Manchester United wonderkid target Wellington Bueno

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Wellington Bueno could just be a future Manchester United star. What do you need to know about him?

There has been a lot of buzz over the past week among Manchester United fans about the Brazilian 'wonderkid' Wellington Bueno who could be joining the club.

The Mail claimed the starlet is being lined up to play a part or simply experience the club's upcoming pre-season tour overseas, which would allow them a closer look at him.

So what do you need to know about the teenager, before he potentially hits the big time?

Here are five facts about him...

1) Wellington Bueno is a 17-year-old Brazilian attacker, likened in style and physique to former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka.

2) He is contracted to Desportivo Brasil, a team who Manchester United have a partnership agreement with for the development of young players, and the Red Devils have first refusal over his signature.

3) Bueno has been training in Europe recently with Dutch side FC Twente, as he looks to get accustomed to playing abroad and learning different cultures.

4) He can be found on Twitter at @wbueno96 where he follows his idol Kaka, but no Manchester United players.

5) He is one of three players United are looking at bringing on tour. They also include his Desportivo teammates Bruno Gomes and Lucas Evangelista.

Check him out in action below...

 

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