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Real Madrid eyeing Brazilian talent

Football Transfer Centre

Spanish and European giants Real Madrid are precariously eyeing the 17-year old Gremio striker Douglas Costa. Costa has been described as "the new jewel of Brazilian football" by the Gremio president Paulo Odone.

Costa is just 17 years of age and plays as a striker. He is already a Gremio starter and is slated to move to Europe before long.

He has a buy-out clause of £5 million which is paultry for a club like Real Madrid. What Real propose is make a deal with Gremio and give them the amount that they want. They woudl then let Costa stay in Brazil for another 12 months until he turns 18 and then sign him for good.

Along with Real Madrid, the likes of Sevilla FC and Villarreal too are interested in signing the playertouted as one of the finest young talents to have ever emerged out of Brazilian football.