Agent says Manchester United & Barcelona have spoken to him about Brazil U17 midfielder Adryan
According to agent Rodrigo Pitta, both Manchester United and Barcelona have made inquiries about Flamengo and Brazil Under 17 player Adryan.
“Clubs from England & Spain have spoken to us a lot. They want us to go there to talk. But we haven’t got the right. If they’re interested, they have to make a bid. If they come up with a good offer, it will be down to Flamengo. We’ve already talked about a [career plan] with Adryan, his family and Flamengo. He wants to be the future number ten at the club but this is some way off. He’s still a kid. He’s only 16”
In April this year, the teenager was invited to train at Old Trafford. After performing well in the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico with Brazil, the interest increased and there is talk that a club may could sign him now and leave him at Fla until he’s 18.
The midfielder has a contract with the Rio side until 2014. Any transfer within Brazil would be for around €9 million. The figure rises to €13 million if he moves abroad. Flamengo own 80% of Adyran’s economic rights. The rest are divided between his father, Antônio, and the player’s agent.
The teenager has made one professional appearance for Flamengo in a friendly against Londrina earlier this year. He was also on the bench last weekend against Ceará in the Brasileirão (national league).