Arsenal are keeping a close eye on 15-year-old Santos striker Yuri according to The Sun, but have competition from Premier League rivals Manchester United and City for the teenager’s signature.

The gifted attacker is the latest of a wealth of prodigious attacking players to come through the ranks at the Brazilian club, who can include Pele and Neymar among their former alumni.

Yuri is a versatile attacker who has starred for Brazil’s under-17’s side and has hit an incredible 40 goals in 28 games at youth level for his club.

The report suggests that Arsenal are the side showing the most interest in the South American sensation, but a host of English teams are sending scouts to monitor his progress.

Yuri’s agent has confirmed that a number of European clubs are interested in his client but it may be too soon for the youngster to up roots and move to England.

“Yuri is now seen as one of the best strikers in the youth categories of Brazil, and this is why he’s drawn the attention of the best clubs in the world,” Giovanni Galvao said.

“But we do not think, for now, about any change.”

Arsenal bolstered their attacking ranks by signing Lucas Perez over the summer.


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