Report: Crystal Palace, Fulham and Charlton want Thiago Pinto

Manager Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace celebrates after Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace scores to make it 0-2 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at...

Thiago Pinto could be on his way to the Premier League with Crystal Palace but Fulham and the Addicks allegedly want to lure him to the Championship too.

Manager Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace celebrates after Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace scores to make it 0-2 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at...

Crystal Palace, Fulham and Charlton Athletic are all competing to lure Thiago Pinto to London in the new year with interest rising in the Brazilian striker, according to Lance.

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.

A general view of Craven Cottage before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, England.

“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.

Charlton Athletic Manager Lee Bowyer acknowledges the fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Plymouth Argyle at The Valley on March 24, 2018 in London,...

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