Manchester United representatives have been in contact with Sao Paulo’s Lucas Silva, according to the Daily Mail.
The 17-year-old defender made his senior debut for Sao Paulo this season against Bayern Munich and AC Milan in a tournament and has already enjoyed international football, captaining Brazil’s Under-17s to World Cup success in October.
Silva received high praise from his coach Paulo Autuori who backed him to become a great player after his performances against some of the worlds biggest players.
“He is a quiet, serene and very technical quality player,” he told Central Brasileiro.
“He took over the position and I see his amazing maturity. This is something that is born with the player. I’m sure he will have bright future.”
Manchester United have had some success buying Brazilian youngsters in the past in Rafael and Fabio from Fluminese. Rodrigo Possebon is another but following his move from Internacional, he suffered a terrible injury and was never able to fulfil his potential.
In more recent times, Desportivo Brasil’s Bruno Gomes was pushing for Manchester United to sign him after trials at the club but we never made a move for him, so there are certainly some who don’t make it to Old Trafford.
We’ve got a great recent history of bringing some of the best youngsters from around the world to the club in the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Paul Pogba, Mats Daehli and Angelo Henriquez, and Silva could be the latest import to join that list.
Image: Central Brasileiro