United determined to hijack Barcelona’s £30m move for Brazilian prodigy

Vinícius Junior

Vinícius Junior

Vinícius Junior

According to the Daily Star, Manchester United are in danger of losing one of their transfer targets Vinicius Junior, as the highly-demanded youngster wants to join Barcelona.

This was reported by the Don Balon who suggest the Flamengo striker fancies a move to Catalonia. The same source have claimed that Man United and their Premier League rivals Chelsea, are also taking an interest.

The 16-year-old Vinicius dazzled in the South American Under-17 championship that took place in March. Brazil stormed to glory after battering Chile in the final 5 – 0.

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Flamengo president Kleber Leite, has revealed that the Old Trafford club have already been in contact regarding a potential deal.

During his interview with the Independent, the general director of Flamengo Fred Luz said: “[the president] told me that he was contacted a while ago by a representative of Manchester United, who wanted to discuss the possibility of them having priority for a transfer.”

It is believed that Barca is now Junior’s preferred destination – although the £30m-rated youngster does have some reservations about the La Liga giants. As per the Don Balon, the young forward is wary of the controversy surrounding Neymar’s move from Santos.