MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the young South American talent on show at the Tenerife Tournament in Gran Canaria.
The competition is being used by under-23 sides from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and the USA as a warm-up for the 2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament.
Brazilian youngster Reinier is someone Arsenal are reportedly keen to strike a deal with.
It has been rumoured that Unai Emery’s side have already met with the attacking midfielder’s father in a bid to try and steal him away from Flamengo.
One of The Gunners’ recent acquisitions, Gabriel Martinelli, was also in action at the tournament.
The 18-year-old has impressed since joining the North London outfit, bagging seven goals in nine appearances including a brace against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
He reached the final with Brazil where they were beaten 1-0 by Argentina thanks to a strike from 19-year-old Boca Juniors midfielder Nicolas Capaldo.
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United, on the other hand, have a chequered past when it comes to South American signings.
They have acquired a number of Brazilian players who have failed to live up to expectations – Kleberson, Anderson, Fred and Andreas Pereira to name just a few.
But they remain confident of securing successful deals in North and South America, having shown an interest in some of the young prospects from Argentina, Chile and the USA.
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