Juventus advised to bid for Brazilian starlet
Juventus consultant Stefano Paolini has revealed that he advised the club officials to make a move on Guarani forward Bruno Mendes.
The Bianconeri have recently started exploring the South American market and are believed to be following a number of talented Brazilian players.
One of them is Guarani forward Bruno Mendes, who has attracted attention of Juventus consultant and expert in the South American market, Stefano Paolini.
“Bruno Mendes is a class of ’94, currently on loan at Botafogo,” Paolini told Tuttosport. “Two months ago Guarani sold the player’s rights to a group of British investors, who have loaned him to Botafogo.”
Paolini confessed that the player could have been signed for mere €2 million a short time ago, but his price has now doubled.
“Now the figure is roughly doubled, but I remain convinced it is worth to invest in this boy. And I have told Paratici (Juventus sporting director) that.”
The 18-year-old has scored 3 goals in as many league games for Botafogo this season, despite starting just one of those.
Inter linked to Rolando, Jung
Following the somewhat poor start of the season, the Neroazzurri are eager to reinforce the back line in January and are already making plans for the winter shopping.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports that Inter are weighing up moves for Sebastian Jung and Rolando.
The German full-back is seen as a perfect replacement for Douglas Maicon, with Inter chief scout Valentino Angeloni watching the player on Tuesday as Switzerland Under-21 side hosted their German counterparts.
Eintracht’s €7 million valuation of the defender is well within Inter’s price range, but the only problem is Roma are also keen.
The Neroazzurri are also planning a move on Porto centre-back Rolando, who is widely expected to leave the Dragons for greener pastures in the winter.
Hamburg desperate to keep hold of Son
Hamburger SV sporting director Frank Arnesen has played down talk linking star forward Heung-Min Son with a January exit.
Some impressive showings at the start of the season have seen the player paired with Liverpool and former Chelsea official is not surprised by increasing interest in the South Korean.
“Son presented himself very well in recent weeks, scored spectacular and important goals,” Arnesen was quoted as saying in Bild. “When this is the case, other clubs are bound to be interested.”
Given that the talented forward has less than two years left on his deal at Imtech Arena, Hamburg are doing their best to ward off interest from his suitors.
“We will do everything to keep Son. He feels comfortable in Hamburg. HSV are improving. It is important for a player to see that.”
Following two seasons of fighting for his place in the team, Son has finally established himself as a first team regular this term and has really profited from the run in the side.
The 20-year-old has scored 4 goals in 7 Bundesliga games for the Red Shorts this season.