To ensure the smooth run and success of a football club, it’s essential to look fast forward towards the future. The top flights in Europe are always on the hunt for young talents. They want to make sure the potential of the lads is maximised. Arsenal has always been one of those clubs and this time they are interested in 17 year old wonder kid Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal are the closest to finding a deal for teenage Brazilian sensation Gabriel Martinelli. The club has watched the 17 year old forward multiple times.[Globo Esporte]#afc pic.twitter.com/rMOqGV3odS
— LTArsenal™️ (@ltarsenal) March 18, 2019
Arsenal are always in the front-runner list when it comes to scouting talented youngsters. As per reports from Brazilian outlet UOL, Gunners are interested in the signature of Gabriel Martinelli. It looks like they are keen on bringing the future star to Emirates very soon.
The talented youngster started his career at Corinthians before moving to Ituano in 2015. Martinelli has been in red hot form in the state championship, netting four goals and producing three. Martinelli is comfortable to play in different attacking positions. Blessed with immense pace and skill, he can produce wonders in the winger role. Sooner or later, he will reach a breakthrough point in his career.
Martinelli has the potential to become the “next big thing” from Brazilian football following the likes of Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar. All of them have made a move from Brazil to Europe at their teenage which resulted in a positive impact on their career.
Martinelli had trials at Barcelona and Manchester United on previous occasions. English clubs like Crystal Palace and Watford are also interested in getting services from the Brazilian forward. At the moment, Arsenal are in pole position for the move.
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) March 18, 2019
Even though Martinelli has offers from Brazilian clubs like Flamengo and Santos, it’s unlikely that a deal is done between them. They don’t have the financial power or support to challenge against European powerhouses.
January transfer window was an utterly disappointing one for the Gunners. Despite having injury concerns and lack of squad depth, Emery couldn’t land any player on a permanent basis to Emirates. Gunners had a limited wage budget and their transfer activity was settled on the loan deal of Denis Suarez from Barcelona.
According to rules of Premier League, Martinelli cannot play for the London side until he becomes 18, which is in June. The youngster is close to obtaining an Italian passport and is likely to make a move away from Brazil in the summer.
It’s not right to compare Premier League with the Brazilian League. The atmosphere is more intense, the level of play is high, quality of the entire system is also on another level in Premier League. There is no other league with such competition and hardness.
Life may become hard for youngsters at the initial stage. It’s really important for any player to cope up with the new surroundings and situations in his new club. The key mantra for victory is to “never give up”.
Marcos Casseb (Gabriel Martinelli’s agent) on competition for his signing: “To be honest, we expected this to happen. His evolution since last year is very fast, he is above average. The initial planning is for him to go straight to Europe.” [Globo Esporte] #afc pic.twitter.com/dxxN0hADq7
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 18, 2019
Martinelli has the talent with him. Emirates can be the perfect platform to nourish him further. He can be that perfect winger for the Gunners in future which fans were mourning for some time. Good luck for his future!
Arsenal will go head to head with Newcastle United when the Premier League actions resumes again in April.