Real Madrid’s recent policy of combing the Brazilian market for promising young players looks set to continue with the Bernabéu in negotiations with Corinthians for 20-year-old winger Pedrinho.
Primarily a right winger, Pedrinho can also operate on the left or as an attacking midfielder. One of the most exciting prospects to emerge from the youth ranks at Corinthians in recent years, this season the youngster has been a mainstay of Jair Ventura’s first team, chalking up 32 Série A appearances and six in the Copa Libertadores.
The negotiation is a three-way affair, with Corinthians publishing a photograph on Sunday of Real president Florentino Pérez alongside his counterpart Andrés Sánchez and Ronaldo, who is the majority shareholder in LaLiga club Real Valladolid. It is expected that if Real are able to complete a deal for Pedrinho, whose release clause stands at $50 million, he will be loaned to Valladolid for a season to develop under the Brazil great, who ended his career at Corinthians.