Palmeiras starlet Gabriel Veron is heading to Manchester this summer in a deal worth around €50m, claims a report in Brazil.
Band reporter Fernando Fernandes has claimed the 18-year-od winger has been “sold” to a Premier League side. He did not reveal which of the Manchester clubs have got a deal in place, instead he claimed he would reveal that later. Sport Witness report that the reporter’s employers Band later wrote an article claiming the deal was not quite done.
Their version was that Palmeiras want €50m for the attacker. The English club in question though only want to pay €25m to €30m.
Veron is one of several young players on United’s radar as they build for the future. The 18-year-old has been making waves in the Palmeiras first team in his native Brazil.
United’s interest in the winger emerged in November 2019, when Corriere Dello Sport mentioned them as a contender for his signature. Manchester City though have also been linked with the youngster. And last month his agent hinted there were talks going on.
“These are situations that I cannot anticipate,” Lupercio Segundo told Europa Calcio. “There are talks with some clubs and the proposals are expected to become official.”
However, two other prominent Brazilian journalists have played down the talk. Jorge Nicola on Youtube and Caio Ribeiro on Globo, both claimed they contacted the club and the player’s agents and dismissed the talk.
Veron has scored 11 goals and grabbed five assists in 38 games for Palmeiras this season. He remains under contract with the Brazilian outfit until 2025.
Varane the man for United?
Meanwhile, Manchester United have persuaded Raphael Varane to leave the Bernabeu for Old Trafford, according to a report.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is widely believed to have a centre-back near the top of his summer wishlist. A number of centre-backs have been linked with the club as Solskjaer hunts for a long-term partner for Harry Maguire.
Jules Kounde and Pau Torres are top of United’s hit list, according to 90min. However, Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu, Braga’s David Carmo, Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile, Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji and Varane are all in the mix.
But, according to Todo Fichajes United have managed to get Varane to agree a deal to move to the Premier League. He is, per the source, United’s preferred choice to partner Maguire next season and has “chosen” United.
The 27-year-old Real Madrid star also seems intent on a new journey. The deal for United will likely cost around €60m.