Arsenal keeping tabs with 17-year-old South American attacker

Barcelona and Arsenal are two of the top European clubs that are interested in talented Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri. The 17-year-old is making waves for Penarol, the forward has already racked up 17 games in Uruguay’s first division.

Facundo’s impressive performances have helped Penarol to second-place in the league, the Manyas could clinch the first-division title if Nacional slip up on the final day. Facundo has vast potential and can become a top-class forward if he continuous improvement.

Atletico Madrid have already called Pellistri’s father over a potential move, Los Rojiblancos believe the ace could have a same rise to the top to fellow countryman and Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde.

It’s added that Blaugrana have also called the ace’s father and representative. Pellistri is a right-winger, and he would certainly add some depth to the squads of any of the top clubs that are interested in his services. The 17-year-old starlet already played eight matches in this season.

Gunners are the only interesting part yet of making contact with the player’s father or representative. Perhaps the London club should point to the case of Gabriel Martinelli to encourage Pellistri to make a move to Arsenal.

Arsenal have terrible consequences in the Premier League this campaign as they are in an 8th place in the table. The London club signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, David Luiz from Chelsea, Kieran Tierney from Celtic and Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.