City And United Among Four Teams Eyeing £86m Rated Brazilian U17 World Cup Star

City And United Among Four Teams Eyeing £86m Rated Brazilian U17 World Cup Star

Manchester City and Manchester United are both monitoring Palmeiras forward Gabriel Veron, according to the Corriere Dello Sport.

The two Manchester clubs have been joined by Barcelona and Real Madrid in keeping tabs on the teenager’s progress after starring for Brazil at the Under 17 World Cup.

The Selecao defeated Mexico in the final last week with Veron having scored three goals and provided three assists during the tournament. He started all seven games in the competition.


Palmeiras have, though, very recently signed the 17-year-old up to a new five-year contract, with the Corriere Dello Sport reporting that the deal contains a release clause in the region of €100m (£86m).

With Veron having not yet made his debut at senior level, it seems he is highly regarded by his club, and they won’t let him leave without receiving a significant fee.

City do have history of signing young stars from Palmeiras, with Gabriel Jesus having signed from the club for £28m back in 2017.