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Arsenal Face Competition To Sign £16m South American Wonderkid

Gunners target wanted by Premier League rivals.

Southampton look set to rival Arsenal for the signing for their summer transfer target Juan Fernando Quintero, according to the Daily Star.

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The £16m-rated Porto attacking midfielder is regarded as one of the most promising young South American talents at the moment, and has been dubbed the ‘Colombian Lionel Messi’ in the past.

Quintero is believed to have caught Arsenal’s eye in the summer, though a move for the youngster to make the switch to the Emirates Stadium never materialised.

Southampton now hope they can tempt the 21-year-old to England with a bid this January, whilst also eyeing his Porto team-mate Bruno Martins Indi in an ambitious double swoop this winter.

Ronald Koeman’s side have had a strong start to the season and remain in contention for a top four place after some smart summer transfer business, which has seen some big names arrive at the St Mary’s Stadium despite other key players also being sold.

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