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Report: Arsenal tracking “new Neymar” Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras

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Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus, left, takes the ball as Serbia’s Sergej Milinkovic chases during the U20 soccer World Cup final in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/David Rowland)


Arsenal are reportedly tracking a Brazilian teenager who is said to be a better prospect than Barcelona and Brazil superstar Neymar was at his age.

Yep, I bet that got your attention.

Gabriel Jesus, 18, is a regular for Brazilian side Palmeiras and starred for the Selecao’s U-20 side at the World Cup last summer as they lost to Serbia in the final.

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Benfica, Juventus and Roma are also said to be keeping close tabs on the youngster as former Brazil superstar Ronaldo is said to be helping Jesus line up a potential move to Europe.

The Gunners and Arsene Wenger have always looked far and wide to try and snap up the best young talent on the planet -- Joel Campbell, Cesc Fabregas, Gedion Zelalam and Hector Bellerin spring to mind -- and then nurture them in the “Arsenal way” of playing.

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Wenger has also gone on record in the past to state that he keeps close tabs on players from South America.

“We follow closely what’s going on in South America because I believe, in some positions, they are today stronger than European clubs - especially up front.”

If Arsenal can beat a host of top European teams to Jesus’ signature then, judging by the video below alone, it would be a major coup.

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