Barcelona have reportedly accelerated their pursuit of Palmeiras sensation Estevao Willian as they attempt to secure his signature in the mid-season transfer window.
The 16-year-old, who is also targeted by English giants Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.
The La Liga champions aim to secure the Brazilian wonderkid, who has already made a notable impact in age-group football and made a cameo appearance for Palmeiras’ first team.
Estevao’s impressive performances in the Copinha, with three goals in two outings, have attracted attention from high-profile clubs. Despite interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United, Barcelona holds an advantage as the young talent dreams of playing for the Blaugrana.
The versatile attacker is seen as a long-term solution for Barcelona’s youth-driven project under manager Xavi.
Chelsea, known for scouting top South American prospects, have made an offer for Estevao, while Arsenal and Manchester United are also keen on securing his services.