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Premier League club bid to bring Brazilian to the league

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AFC Bournemouth are reportedly in talks to sign Brazilian defender Wesley.

Wesley is a 20-year-old right-back, who currently plays for Rio de Janeiro-based Flamengo having previously played for Clube Atlético Tubarão.

Wesley has made 78 appearances in all competitions for Flamengo including playing in the top flight of Brazilian football and in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s version of the UEFA Champions League.

Despite his young age, this isn’t the first interest the right-back has received from European clubs. Wesley had previously received other inquiries from the Premier League and last year Spanish giants Barcelona made a loan proposal with an option to buy.

He has recently entered the final 18 months of his current contract and it is believed that Flamengo are open to selling, but have so far rejected the offer from AFC Bournemouth.

The report, according to Brazilian media outlet, stated (via Google translate)…

“Bournemouth made a proposal of 12 million euros to Rubro-Negro, who refused. Negotiations between the parties continue.

The report added…

“Negotiations should continue until next week. The expectation of the parties is that the deal will go through.

Linking this rumour up with other reports in the media would perhaps suggest that there is something behind speculation that Max Aarons could be set to depart Dean Court.

Southampton have previously made a reported bid for Max Aarons. Aarons would be set to compete with Adam Smith to be first choice right-back at the Cherries next season and with Smith set to be 34 before the campaign ends, many had been excited by the prospect of Aarons putting his recently injuries behind him and cementing his place in the Cherries XI.

But could Aarons be set to leave to make way for Wesley’s arrival?

Your say…

Topfarrier said…

Hopefully, this gets done …. a priority position in my opinion. – To join the conversation, click here.

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