Real Madrid Eager To Make Move For Striker With Barcelona Also Interested: Right Fit For The Galacticos?

According to a recent report by Diario AS (translated by The Daily Mail), Fluminense teenage forward Marcos Paulo is on the radar of both Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Portuguese frontman’s current contract with the Brazilian club runs out at the end of next season (via The Daily Mail). Therefore, the Brazilian Serie A club might be willing to let him go with the Galacticos eager to rival Barca in pursuit of the player (via Diario AS).

Paulo’s Recent Emergence In Brazilian Football

Paulo came through the youth ranks of Fluminense before going on to establish himself as a vital member of their first-team. He has enjoyed a spectacular rise in Brazilian football after managing to put in a string of eye-catching displays for Odair Hellmann’s side so far.

The 18-year-old has made a total of 30 senior appearances for Fluminense, registering six goals while providing five assists in all competitions. His incredible contributions have not gone unnoticed and have raised his stock significantly in the European market. He has also represented Portugal at various youth levels and is destined to have a bright future ahead for his nation.

What Makes The Portuguese Sensation Such A Highly Sought After Talent?

At such a tender age, Paulo has shown a lot of promise by being so productive in the final third. He is turning into a prolific frontman up top after consistently scoring and setting goals in the Brazilian top-flight. However, the Portuguese youngster is still quite raw and would need time to hone his skills before he can become a world-class striker someday.

Will Paulo Be The Right Fit For Zinedine Zidane’s Team?

The early signs have been encouraging and so Los Blancos will do well to snap Paulo up in the future. However, it won’t be easy as they will have to go head to head with their arch-rivals, Barcelona in pursuit of the Fluminense whizkid’s services. The recent emergence of Vinicius Junior and Rodrgyo at the Spanish capital serves as proof that the La Liga giants are a good fit for an up-and-coming youngster like the Fluminense ace.

Paulo has all the makings to be a future Galactico as long as he can handle the pressure of playing in Europe. Only the sky is the limit for the European sensation, and there is no bigger club than Real Madrid to give him the platform to reach for the stars.

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