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Another Teenager for 60 Million Euros.

Another Teenager for 60 Million Euros, Malcolm's Successor, and PSG's Target. The Brazilian Market Offers a Wide Choice

English Clubs Battle for Fluminense Midfielder

Fluminense also has something to offer Europeans. Their most valuable asset is 22-year-old holding midfielder Andre, valued at 25 million euros. The midfielder is in the interest sphere of Liverpool, Fulham, and Arsenal - their scouts followed the player even during the Copa Libertadores final.

Liverpool offered 30 million euros for the Brazilian in the summer, but they were refused. Now Fluminense wants to get more than 35 million from the deal - they agreed with the player to let him go in the winter, accepting the best offer received.

Surprisingly, Fulham is leading the race among the English clubs - the 'cottagers' fear they will lose Palhinha (targeted by Bayern) and are preparing to throw all their resources into acquiring an alternative.

By the end of December, Barcelona also entered the race for Andre. The Fluminense midfielder is not their top priority. However, their targets might still change - especially since Barcelona's sporting director Deco is in close contact with the Brazilian club's bosses.
Estevao - Targeted by Barca, PSG, City, and United

All the top clubs are eyeing another player from Palmeiras. While Zenit is negotiating the transfer conditions for Artur, a much more valuable asset is 16-year-old winger Estevao.

According to recent data, the player is at the intersection of interest spheres of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester City. The young player, dubbed 'Messinho', dreams of playing for the Catalans, and his father, having visited almost every contender team, also leans towards the Spaniards.

For the transition to Barca, there are serious obstacles - they act hesitantly and experience financial problems - a compensation of 60 million euros is affordable for all competitors, but not for Barca.

In this situation, the 'Blaugrana' are rather outsiders in this fierce race. And the situation is unlikely to change soon - the crisis in the club is deep and protracted. PSG - Winner of the Race for Beraldo

We're talking about the most valuable asset of Sao Paulo. His estimated transfer value is 15 million euros.

Initially, Liverpool showed interest in the central defender. For the Merseysiders, the center of defense is one of the most problematic positions. Van Dijk is no longer prime but still reliable; they also have Konate. But if something happens - they'll have to play problematic Gomez, Matip, and the very 'green' Kouans. At the same time, the team urgently needs reinforcements to maintain the fight for the Premier League championship (currently they are in 2nd place).

The price tag for the young Brazilian is still affordable - Sao Paulo will ask for more than 20 million euros. At least that figure was mentioned when rumors about Zenit's interest appeared. It was reported that the Petersburgers offered 18 million for the center-back, but they were rejected. Negotiating is difficult also because of the player's long-term contract - it runs until the end of 2028.

Later, PSG also got involved - the Parisians agreed on contract terms with the 20-year-old player and agreed to Sao Paulo's request of 20 million.

Trend on 16-Year-Olds

It's clear that Brazilian clubs are selling young talents, but large deals for 16-year-old players are still somewhat unusual. Yet Palmeiras is ready to pull off a second such deal since last fall.

Before this, the Brazilians agreed with Real Madrid on the transfer of young forward Endrick. The striker, called Ronaldo's successor, cost 72 million euros. Since the player cannot move to a European championship until he comes of age, Palmeiras kept him until 18.

Now his teammate Estevao might follow the same path. Teams are ready to lay out a similar amount for him. Palmeiras expects a similar deal structure - sale and reverse loan until adulthood.

On the other hand, there were earlier examples of such deals - Rodrigo and Vinicius, who grew into Real Madrid leaders, started the same way. At Santos and Flamengo, they were bought at a very young age. Then they were brought to Spain. They adapted to the new championship in the club system - and gradually grew up to start in the main team.