Arsenal have been heavily linked with the 20-year-old Santos striker in recent months. And most recently, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Roma have also put Leonardo in their sights.
The young Brazilian talent scored 17 goals this season for Santos – the team that sold two ‘teenage’ strikers Angelo Gabriel and Deivid Washington to Chelsea in the summer of 2023. Santos also received offers to buy Leonardo, but decided to keep him here. Now, the situation has changed.
Leonardo’s representative, Rafaela Pimenta, said: “He agreed to stay because he wanted to help the team until the tournament ended. Leonardo did not want to leave because it was not the right thing to do.
But now, it’s time for Leonardo to leave. He wants to experience Europe and Leonardo’s opportunity will come this winter.”
According to Fichajes, the Gunners are paying special attention to the Samba star. They are said to have sent an offer worth 20 million euros plus fees to buy Leonardo.
Minh Tuan | 19:53 November 20, 2023