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Real Madrid are looking to tie up deal for another Brazilian starlet

Alanzhinho, an international team-mate of Vinicius Junior, is interesting Real Madrid after impressing at the Under-17 World Cup

Real Madrid are in full Football Manager mode.

After signing 17-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Vinicius Junior for £38million Madrid are now lining up a move for one of his team-mates.

Palmeiras midfielder Alan, who Globo are linking with a move to Madrid, has been driving Brazil’s Under-17 World Cup efforts in Vinicius’ absence.

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How many men does it take to stop a Little Alan?

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How many men does it take to stop a Little Alan?

He’s got everything a Brazilian wonderkid should have.

A nickname? Tick. Alan is also known as Alanzinho, which roughly translates as ‘Little Alan’.

A ‘next’ tag? Tick. Alan is being hyped up as the ‘next Coutinho’ in the Brazilian media due to his playing style and diminutive stature.

See ya

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See ya

And he’s already rejected the big boys when he decided to join Palmeiras from Sao Paulo rather than move to Inter Milan in 2013.

The 17-year-old is proving a big hit in India where he’s helped Brazil to the semi-final of the Under-17 World Cup.

Although he’s yet to score Alanzinho has been the creative hub to everything good about Brazil during the tournament.

Stick it top bins son

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Stick it top bins son

Alanzinho’s contract reportedly contains a €50mil buyout clause, but that’s unlikely to put Madrid off if they are serious about securing the midfielder.

He’d probably follow countryman Casemiro’s route by linking up with Madrid’s B side before graduating to the senior squad.

Remember the name. You’ll be hearing about his failure to live up to the hype in a few years.

(Sorry, that’s slightly harsh, but it’s Monday.)


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