Joelson Fernandes, who has been dubbed as the new “Cristiano Ronaldo”.
The 17-year old had trained sporadically with the Sporting team prior to the lockdown, but has since made his debut for the club, and now has three senior appearances under his belt.
Despite his inexperience, he is already being tracked by clubs across Europe, and is on the radar of both Barcelona and Juventus. Sporting themselves want to extend his contract until 2025 and double his current release clause of €45 million (£40 million).
That has prompted Arsenal to consider making a move now before his price goes up.
Gunners fans might not be surprised to learn though that Fernandes is a client of Super-Agent Kia Joorabchain, who is close to the Arsenal hierarchy, head of football Raul Sanllehi.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.