Goal: Barca in talks with Corinthians over rising star Pedrinho
- Barcelona continue to work closely with the Brazilan market
- The Catalans are negotiating the deal for Corinthians' attacking midfielder, Pedrinho
- PSG and Shakhtar Donetsk are also interested in the 20-year-old
According to Goal reporter Bruno Andrade, Barcelona have opened talks with Corinthians for their 20-year-old starlet, Pedrinho.
The Brazilian club demand €25 million for the attacking midfielder who has also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar Donetsk. Barcelona have already been linked with the youngster, reportedly ready to negotiate a purchase option with Corinthians.
Back in May, Pedrinho seemed to be uninterested in the move away from his club, although he admitted that the club had received a big offer for him:
“I want to make sure I am a first-team regular at Corinthians for at least a couple of seasons,” he said. “I am still yet to fully ensure my place in the team, and I want to spend time here before I consider moving anywhere else.”“I couldn’t tell you, to be honest. I don’t even know," said Pedrinho when asked what team made an offer for him. "I’m not ready to leave Corinthians and I certainly didn’t want to leave at that time and not for China. If I do leave Corinthians one day, I expect it to be for a European club, the aim for any player in Brazil.”
Here is Pedrinho's profile as per Whoscored:
Barcelona have signed several Brazilian players in the last few transfer windows. They brought in Paulinho last summer, added Philippe Coutinho in January, and then signed Arthur and Malcom in July. Lucas Paquita is the latest Brazilian the Catalans have been linked with.