Brazilian starlet Dentinho could be set for a switch to English shores this summer, with both Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly interested in securing the youngster's services. The 20-year-old Corinthians talent has netted 30 league goals in 96 appearances since breaking onto the first-team scene in 2007, and has recently been partnered up-front by legendary forward Ronaldo. And with United - seeking a replacement for Real Madrid-bound FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo - appearing set to miss out on fellow samba prodigy Douglas Costa, Dentinho may be next on the Red Devils' hit-list. Arsenal are all also believed to be keen on the 5ft 9in front-man. However, Corinthians' high valuation of the player could prove a stumbling block in any potential deal, according to the player's agent. “They [Corinthians] want too much money for Dentinho, so the club who are willing to pay that kind of money will land the player," Ferhat Ciftci told Sport.co.uk. "He is a great talent. Another great Brazilian talent. A very good technical player who is good on the ball. "The fans will love him in England, the public will worship him. A little bit like Cristiano Ronaldo. “He wants to play in the Premier League. It doesn't make a difference if it is Arsenal or Manchester United.” NEWS: Samba starlet set to Costa too much NEWS: Costa lined up as Ronaldo replacement UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter
26 June 2009
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