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Arsenal interested in 20-year-old Brazilian striker


Arsenal interested in 20-year-old Brazilian striker

Yuri Alberto on Arsenal radar

Arsenal have reportedly revived their interest in signing Internacional striker Yuri Alberto.

The Gunners were interested in the 20-year-old marksman in 2017, but they were unable to strike a deal with Santos.

Alberto has since made the move to Internacional. He has bagged 17 goals from 48 appearances for them in all competitions.

According to Globo Esporte, the north London giants are back in the race to sign Alberto, who has a European passport.

Barcelona are also interested in the young striker as he would qualify for them without occupying the non-EU quota.

Alberto is valued at around €15 million, but Internacional could demand as much as €20m if there is a bidding battle on the cards.

The Gunners are uncertain over the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, whose deals expire at the end of next season.

They are likely to recruit at least one striker. Alberto may not be the solution, but he could be a long-term prospect for them.