Man Utd bid strong to sign £52million playmaker – Report

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Manchester United are linked with several attackers and one of them is Brazilian prodigy, Estevao Willian, famously known as ‘Messinho’.

As per today’s version of Mundo Deportivo (news image provided below), multiple European giants, including Man Utd, are bidding strong to lure the 16-year-old playmaker.

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The Catalan media outlet have mentioned that Barcelona are determined to sign the teenage sensation from Palmeiras but have financial difficulties.

To take advantage of the situation at the Nou Camp, the likes of Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and French champions, Paris Saint-Germain, are ‘bidding hard’ to secure Messinho.

The youngster’s footballing idol is Messi and like the Argentine legend, his dream is to play for Barcelona.

MD claim the only reason the Blaugrana have not been able to close his signing is their ‘delicate economic situation’.

Messinho’s current deal with the South American side has a release clause of £52million (60 million euros) and the Spanish source have mentioned that Barca cannot afford to meet the price.

So far, the winger has only made one appearance for the senior Palmeiras side and has mainly featured for the Youth team.

Back in November last year, he made five appearances for Brazil at the U-17 FIFA World Cup, scored three goals and provided as many assists.

On Friday, he netted a brace in the opening game of the new season for the U-20 Palmeiras side in the Copinha against Queimadense.

Barca are still hopeful of signing him as they know Messinho only wants to join them. In your view, should Man Utd activate the £52million clause to steal his signing?




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