The latest reports in England suggest that Tottenham have joined the hunt for Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino.
The Palmeiras star has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as José Mourinho looks to add more reinforcements in the midfield unit.
The 20-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Palmeiras. He has made his way through the youth system at the Brazilian club and made his senior debut in 2020.
In 59 appearances for Palmeiras, Menino has managed to score 4 goals, and create 7 goals for his teammates.
The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil. Menino has represented Brazil at Under-20 level, winning 7 caps and scoring one goal.
José Mourinho wants to sign a new midfielder and Menino is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a long term admirer of the 20-year-old and believes he can get the most out of the Brazil international.
This approach of signing exciting talent from different parts of the globe can reap rewards for Tottenham in the future.
The Spurs are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Brazil international will offer the Tottenham boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report,”The race for Palmeiras attacker Gabriel Menino is heating up. Sky Sports says Tottenham are among the clubs to have looked at Palmeiras’ versatile young star Menino. The 20-year-old, who predominantly plays in central midfield but has also impressed at right-back, has emerged as one of Brazil’s brightest prospects. Spurs have been looking into signing talent from South American countries after the region was opened up to new work permit rules following Brexit. Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Roma have also been linked with Menino in recent days.”
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The Spurs have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Brazil international.
Good signing for Tottenham?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Tottenham.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
All in all, Gabriel Menino will be an ideal choice for José Mourinho as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his players.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.