Another talent that Brazil has unearthed. The Brazilian league isn’t one of the world’s most notable leagues, but it’s different for scouts from European clubs. Because 스포츠토토, there are many players with innate soccer DNA, there are many promising youngsters who stand out. Accordingly, many European club scouts head to Brazil to see young players, and in fact, many Brazilian players advance to European clubs at an early age. Neymar is representative, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and so on.
And another ‘preliminary’ star has landed on the radar of European clubs. The main character is Hoke. He’s not great physically, but he’s a great striker. As a Brazilian, he has excellent personal skills, and his reckless dribbling, fast speed, and powerful shooting are reminiscent of Brazil’s ‘Legend’ Ronaldo.
He is only 18 years old, but he is already a key resource for the current club. Atlético Paranaense paid a buyout amount of 4.7 million euros (approximately 6.5 billion won) to bring him in, and he was immediately designated as the main striker. He scored 7 goals and 3 assists in 36 games, including the 2022 season cup competition.
Many big clubs showed interest in this, and Barcelona was the most active. According to Joachim Fiera, who mainly delivers news from Brazil and South America, Barcelona will do their best to recruit Hoque and are willing to pay a transfer fee of 35 million euros (approximately 48.8 billion won).
Spanish media ‘Relebo’ also said, “Barcelona recently had an enterprising conversation with Paranaensei and received a positive sign for Hoke’s recruitment.”
As of right now, going to Barcelona is the most likely. But nothing is definite. In this situation, other clubs jumped into the scouting game. Manchester United, Newcastle United and West Ham United have already expressed interest, while Chelsea and Arsenal have also been nominated. British media ’90min’ said, “Arsenal and Chelsea are also starting to pay attention to Brazil’s promising teenage resources.”
Hoke also did not decide on the final destination. But his desire to break into Europe was clearly indicated. In an interview with Brazilian media ‘O Globo’, he said, “I feel ready to play in Europe. I am focused on making it happen as much as possible.”