Arsenal are set to submit an offer for Brazil and Flamengo playmaker Reinier Jesus, this is according to reports in Italy.
While Arsenal are expected to rebuild a more formidable squad ahead of next season’s campaign, they are also keen on securing the future.
The 17-year-old star who is yet to feature for the senior side of Flamengo has been actively involved in the some youth competitions for his country.
His barnstorming display has earned him the attraction of some European clubs including Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Arsenal have only a paltry £40m to spend on new signings this summer and this presents a huge stumbling block on their ambition.
Jesus has a £60m release clause in his current contract, which may just be a huge turnoff for Arsenal. However, Tuttomercatoweb, as quoted by talkSPORT reveal that the Gunners are ready to table an offer for him.
Arsenal are yet to sign any player in this transfer window but Unai Emery has assured the fans of a better next season. It appears that he believes in young players.
Dubbed as the new Kaka, Jesus has revealed that he idolises Zinedine Zidane.
He said: “I’m heavily inspired by [Zinedine] Zidane. I’ve watched a lot of videos on the internet of him playing.
“I’m always trying to execute plays like he did.”
Matteo Guendouzi joined last season and he has been a regular for Arsenal. Should Jesus sign for Arsenal, he may have issues with work permit.