According to Globo Esporte, Fluminense are now rushing to sell Marcos Paulo after giving up hope of the wonderkid signing a new contract.
The Brazilian outfit had hoped to tie their starlet down to fresh terms, with just six months remaining on his current deal.
However, Fluminense have now given up, and are in a rush to sell the forward before he leaves for nothing in the summer.
Among those interested in Paulo, according to TEAMtalk, are Arsenal, West Ham and Leeds.
It’s no wonder the Premier League trio are eyeing the 19-year-old.
In a detailed analysis of the prodigy from Forbes, he is compared to Everton forward Richarlison, if you were keen to know what type of player the teenager is.
Additionally, Paulo has scored a respectable 11 goals already in his short career, while also registering ten assists.
Globo Esporte state that Fluminense valued their young prospect at €10 million (£9 million) during the summer.
They will presumably still hope to get that sum this month, although their weak negotiating stance due to Paulo’s contract should be taken into account.
Wherever the Portugal Under-19 international ends up, there’s no denying he’s a huge talent.
Fluminense clearly feel he has massive potential, having slapped a £40 million release clause on the attacker when he was just 17, as TEAMtalk state.
His situation definitely feels like one to keep an eye on this month.