Pinto might not be a household name right now but that could soon change. One of the rising stars of Brazilian football is currently playing for Spanish minnows CE Manresa but his prolific displays for the Catalan-based outfit have caught the eye of a number of clubs from the English capital.
Lance claims that Crystal Palace are hoping to make Pinto a Premier League player after the turn of the year while Fulham and Charlton, who are currently flying high in the Championship top six, are hoping to conclude a deal.
The former Vasca do Gama youngster is apparently already in negotiations over a switch from Spain to England after recovering from a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
“Being my first year as a professional, I think it's a great opportunity to show my potential,” Pinto told Lance earlier in 2019.
“I will make the most of this period here so I can reach my goal step by step. I thank the club for their confidence and I am focused on making a great season - finished the player.”
Pinto never revealed what his ‘goal’ is. But surely playing in the Premier League or for one of the Championship’s most competitive clubs would be a dream come true for a player who has the world at his feet.
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