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Brazilian wonderkid Matheus Nascimento set to join Real Madrid in summer transfer window


Jul-18 10:26 first published at 10:26 AM

According to reports, Ligue 1 powerhouse Lyon will present fierce competition for Real Madrid in the race to recruit 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Matheus Nascimento. Matheus Nascimento is the subject of interest from Lyon for a potential transfer during the summer transfer window, according to a report by the Spanish website Defensa Central. In the competition to capture the 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid from Botafogo, the Ligue 1 heavyweights have joined Real Madrid. One of the most talented young strikers in South America, Matheus Nascimento is progressing well while rising through the ranks at Botafogo. Seven years after joining the Brazilian squad as a young prodigy, the player is now a regular with them as a rising first-team star. In September 2020, the 18-year-old made his first-team Botafogo debut. Since then, he has played 44 times for the Brazilian squad, scoring eight goals. However, Nascimento may soon set out on a journey through Europe after attracting the interest of numerous clubs from across the Atlantic with his achievements at home, including Lyon and Real Madrid. Nascimento has drawn interest from the defending La Liga champions for a number of months as the young wonderkid has emerged as a potential long-term replacement for Karim Benzema. The French international, who has served as Real Madrid’s talisman for a while, is far past his 30s. include from getty images Real Madrid will therefore need to establish a succession plan for Benzema, and their well-known successes in the Brazilian market may help them find another extraordinarily talented player to take the position of the star striker, who is currently 34 years old. But in order to get Nascimento, Real Madrid will have to beat out fierce opposition from Lyon. Moussa Dembele may be sold by Lyon during the summer transfer window. Peter Bosz may think of Nascimento as the perfect substitute for the Frenchman during his team’s rebuilding phase, bringing the Ligue 1 giants into the picture. Additionally, John Textor, the owner of Botafogo, also owns Lyon, which might assist Les Gones defeat Real Madrid to the signing of the Brazilian wizard. Nascimento may also have the opportunity to join Crystal Palace, which suggests that Real Madrid’s pursuit of the 18-year-old may be futile. With Alvaro Leiva allegedly close to joining Real Madrid, the defending La Liga champions do not lack for attacking targets.

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