According to Fabrizio Romano, scouts from clubs in the Premier League have lately been deployed to see the 17-year-old. The offensive midfielder has been offered first-team opportunities after coming up through Flamengo’s junior system. In January, he made his senior team debut as a substitute against Audax Rio. Against Bangu Atletico Clube, he started for the first time and scored the game-tying goal in a 1-1 tie. He became Flamengo’s youngest ever goal scorer at the age of 16.
Recently, Chelsea has been doing a lot of business in the Brazilian division, having acquired Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama and Angelo Gabriel and David Washington from Santos. Casemiro, a Brazilian midfielder, and Antony, a Brazilian winger, are now on United’s roster.
The Flamengo contract of the Brazil U-16 international, which runs through the end of 2025, has a release clause of €50 million (£43m/$53m). The highly touted teenager has joined other countrymen Vinicius Junior, Lucas Paqueta, Gabriel Martinelli, and Endrick in signing with Jay Z’s ROC Nation Sports agency.
What Happens Next?
United and Chelsea are certainly monitoring Lorran and his development at Flamengo in preparation for making a bid to sign him. Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing Lorran, a promising young player for Flamengo, to bolster their teams in the future. These Premier League heavyweights have lately taken notice of the 17-year-old offensive midfielder, and according to GOAL, they have sent scouts to keep a close eye on his progress.
The prestigious Flamengo youth program was the first step on Lorran’s path to the professional football league. He got his first taste of major league play this year, making his senior debut in January. His first career goal came in his first career start, when he tied the game against Bangu Atletico Clube 1-1. Notably, at the tender age of 16, he became the youngest player in Flamengo history to record a goal.
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been in Brazil watching the league for potential new players. Andrey Santos, formerly of Vasco da Gama, and Angelo Gabriel, formerly of Santos, together with David Washington, formerly of Santos, are just a few of Chelsea’s notable Brazilian imports. The Brazilian talents of midfielder Casemiro and winger Antony are already part of Manchester United’s roster.
Lorran’s possible next steps are not simple. The current value of his deal with Flamengo is €50 million (£43m/$53m), and it runs through the end of 2025. The promising young player also joined ROC Nation Sports, the agency established by Jay Z, the world-famous rapper. Some of his countrymen who are also members of this powerful organization include Vinicius Junior, Lucas Paqueta, Gabriel Martinelli, and Endrick.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea are likely to keep tabs on Lorran as he continues to impress on the pitch. His development and continued success at Flamengo will certainly factor into their decision making when considering prospective bids.
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