Barcelona keeping tabs on young Brazilian right-back

Arthur Augusto

Barcelona’s search for a right back is on full throttle, with the scouting department currently engaged in eyeing South America’s pool of young fullbacks. The club has previously negotiated with LA Galaxy for a possible move of the Mexican fullback, Julian Araujo, in the winter window. However, the move was brought to a halt after the submission of the documents was delayed by a mere 18-second margin.

The club now is looking to increase the number of choices as they look forward to signing more young players and the most recently linked recruitment is Arthur Augusto as per the recent reports from SPORT to reinforce Barca Atletic. The defender stands 173 cm in height and was born in March 2003, making him 20 years old if he arrives next summer.

The player looks quite promising for his age, as he excels in nearly every department required of a fullback. His dribbling and first touch are exquisite, which is a notable feature of Brazilian players inherently. Being quite composed and understanding of when to make a challenge to steal the ball is also a key positive attribute, and the player links up very well offensively.

On the defensive side of things, the 19-year-old Brazilian looks fairly competent as well. His upper body strength is quite notable for his age, and given that he is still a teenager, will only increase as time passes by. The only thing that might be concerning is that sometimes his touches are a bit miscalculated, though he is still young and that can be worked upon, perhaps even improved to an unprecedented level at the training facilities of Barcelona Atletic.

Barcelona are also maintaining a close eye on Flamengo’s young right-back prospect- Wesley Franca, who is a more offensive, flairy, and volatile player than the option mentioned earlier. In our humble opinion, signing the prospect from Flamengo would be a better deal, as he seems to have more potential.

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