It is being reported in the British media today that Arsenal are interested in signing Eric dos Santos Rodrigues, better known as Ramires, who currently plays for Brazilian side Bahia.
According to the report in The Mirror, we have been tracking the youngster since January 2018 and it appears this has been confirmed by the Bahia executive director Diego Cerri.
“Ramires is a boy of great potential, a bright future,” he said.
“We are talking with Flamengo and also with other teams.
“There is also the interest from outside the country, representatives of European club teams that come back and half go to the games to observe him.”
He does not specifically name Arsenal but the implication is that he is talking about us, that is certainly how the press have taken his comments.
I must confess I do not know anything about the 18-year-old but I have done some research and come up with this video from YouTube and he does look a bit decent.
I will say this, if we have been monitoring him since January 2018 then we must be interested and I trust our scouts to scoop up the best talent available and if they believe that young Ramires is suited to us then I would definitely look forward to seeing him in an Arsenal shirt.