Milan join race to sign Brazil hot-shot Keirrison
The 20-year-old Coritiba front-man - who is owned by Traffic Sports Marketing in an arrangement similar to that of Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez - is currently on loan at Brazilian giants Palmeiras and netted 13 league goals in his first 10 appearances this season.
And although the player himself has already expressed a desire to join Barcelona in the summer, his head may be turned with the news that, San Siro giants, Milan - who his idol Ronaldo played for as well as city rivals Inter - are now interested in recruiting the youngster.
Speaking on Brazilian talkshow Bem Amigos alongside Ronaldo, current AC Milan technical director Leonardo revealed Milan had entered the race for Kerrison's signature.
“The reason for my call is not to speak to Ronaldo,” he said. “I wanted to call Keirrison.
“Ronaldo has already played for Milan and scored goals, now it is time for Keirrison. It impresses me that he can score with his left and score with his right. He has the ability to dribble and has a perfect touch.”
However, the player has admitted he would be interested in a move to Barcelona.
“I have a contract with Palmeiras and I want to see it out, but you never know what will happen in football,” he said.
“If I was to pick a team to join from Europe, I would like to play for Barcelona, like Ronaldo and Romario. It would be great to play in Spain.
“Since I was little, I have always identified myself with one particular country and one great club. I have nothing against the other teams, but I have always seen myself playing for Barcelona," he also said recently, as quoted by Spanish newspaper Sport.
“I have watched Romario and Ronaldo play for them in the past and that made me aspire to want to play for a great club like Barca.
“I have also dreamt about playing alongside someone like Lionel Messi one day.”
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