Manchester City have submitted a bid for Arsenal-linked Brazilian winger Savinho of Atletico Mineiro, according to a report.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Manchester City are leading the race to sign Savinho of Atletico Mineiro, having submitted a bid of €6.5m (£5.5m) plus add-ons and a sell-on clause.
If the move goes through, it seems City are planning to loan the player out to PSV Eindhoven.
Romano adds that Arsenal were one of the clubs who had made contact over the potential signing.
In January, Bruno Andrade wrote that Arsenal had joined Brazilian club Red Bull Bragantino in showing an interest in the 17-year-old winger.
Red Bull Bragantino have already had an offer of R$30m (£4m) rejected. Atletico MG were bracing for a bid from Arsenal, but it seems they’ve received one from Manchester City instead.
Despite his age, Savio is already into double figures for appearances for Atletico Mineiro’s senior side. That’s no mean feat, considering how well the team have been playing over the last year.
Savio’s side won the 2021 Brazilian league title, the Copa do Brasil, and the Campeonato Mineiro, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores – only exiting the competition on away goals.
Right-wing isn’t exactly a position of great need, though. The Arsenal first-team already have Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka, and Omari Hutchinson is arguably the u23s’ biggest talent right now.
Perhaps that might explain a lack of urgency from Arsenal to get a deal done. But if they don’t make a move quickly, it looks like they’ll miss out.