Arsenal are struggling with some of Europe’s top clubs to sign Brazilian forward Brenner … but what kind of player is he? Is he ready to jump right into the team? And how likely are they to recruit him?
- Arsenal are among a number of top European clubs interested in signing Brenner
- The 20-year-old striker has a £ 45 million release clause and an Italian passport
- Sportsmail tells you everything you need to know about Brazilian youth
Armory have turned their attention to young Brazil striker Brenner as they try to solve their problems in front of goal.
The Gunners scored just nine goals in eight Premier League matches this season and sees the 20-year-old as an option to step up their attack.
Just making a breakthrough Brazil This year, Brenner is an unknown number to most European football fans.
Brenner (L) has enjoyed a superb season for Sao Paulo, scoring 17 goals
This striker attracted the interest of a number of top European clubs, including Arsenal
Here, Sportsmail tells you everything you need to know about the man Arsenal is looking for …
So what kind of player is Brenner?
Brenner – Brenner Souza da Silva’s full name – is a striker by trade but can operate on the left flank, allowing him to cut his favorite right leg. She is relatively small at 5 feet 9 inches tall and slender, though very fast and gets stronger as she gets older.
How likely is it that Sao Paulo will sell it? And when?
A lot of things lead to sales next year, maybe even as early as January. This is mainly due to the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the fact that Brenner’s contract expires in 2022. The deal has a release clause worth £ 45 million but Sao Paulo could accept half of that rather than risking its value decreasing. In a big push for European applicants, Brenner has an Italian passport through his ancestors, so any move doesn’t require a work permit.
Brenner has an Italian passport, so the possibility of moving to Europe is much easier for him
Can we expect him to be on the wing if Arsenal sign him?
Not. Although he operated there for Sao Paulo in his early days, Brenner enjoyed a breakthrough season playing mostly as a center-forward, helping himself to score 17 goals in 27 appearances by displaying instinctive hunting skills in the box and always playing in the last row. . defense.
Does he rank highly in Brazil?
She is. Brenner was a key part of their Under-17 squad at the World Cup in India three years ago – which England won. He scored three goals there and has long been expected to make a breakthrough in Sao Paulo, one of Brazil’s most famous clubs.
Will he be an upgrade from Alexandre Lacazette? What would it mean for Eddie Nketiah if Arsenal signed him?
He’s eventually going to be an upgrade on Lacazette, but it may take a year to complete. It’s hard to see how Nketiah would fit in if Arsenal signed Brenner, although if they let Lacazette go, there would be room for the two young strikers. It would be a risk to sell Lacazette before Brenner settles down.
Brenner featured at the Under-17 World Cup for Brazil and has long been in the top spot
Doesn’t Arsenal already have a young Brazilian striker?
Right, on Gabriel Martinelli. He showed flashes of brilliance last season but has not featured in this campaign due to a knee injury. Martinelli looks best coming from the left flank, so the prospect of Arsenal’s attack in the future consisting of Martinelli and Brenner is an interesting one.
How likely are we to see Brenner and Martinelli marching together at the Emirates?
Well, Arsenal are very well positioned in the South American market now with Edu as sporting director and agent Kia Joorabachian involved in a number of deals. Edu is from Sao Paulo – even though he comes to Sao Paulo’s arch rivals Corinthians – and will be well aware that Brenner has an Italian passport, as does Martinelli, so Arsenal feel they are in front of the line to sign him.
Who will be Arsenal’s main challenger to sign him?
Maybe PSG, who have been tracking him for years and also have Brazilian sporting director Leonardo. Juventus, AC Milan and Lazio are all interested and have the easiest route to sign him by providing Brenner’s Italian passport, while Ajax are an outside team but could step in if interest from elsewhere subsides.
Arsenal sporting director Edu (left, with manager Mikel Arteta) is a native of Sao Paulo