Father confirms Arsenal and Liverpool interest in freebie wonder-kid

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According to reports from Calcio Mercato, Arsenal and Liverpool are targeting Inter Milan prodigy Paulino. 

The Serie A giants reportedly fought off interest from Real Madrid to sign the Spaniard in 2013 and he has since emerged as one of their youth string’s most exciting talents, recently scoring in consecutive fixtures to aid their progression in the Coppa Italia and Primavera league.

He can play as an offensive midfielder or inside forward and is described by Calcio Mercato as ‘technically skilled with creativity and personality’.

But the 18-year-old’s San Siro contract expires at the end of the season, meaning Nerazzurri could lose him for free or at most for a nominal compensation fee, and the situation has inevitably caught the attention of several clubs from across Europe.

Villarreal, Espanyol and Valencia are all eager to bring Paulino back to Spain, where his parents still reside, and Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen are keen, whilst Arsenal and Liverpool represent interest from the Premier League.

Speaking to Calcio Mercato, Paulino’s father confirmed interest from the Premier League duo, but reiterated that staying with Inter Milan is the teenager’s priority.

He said; “Remaining at Inter is his priority. We are still living in Spain although we visit him in Milan five or six times a year and we always watch Inter Primavera’s games from here. We know that Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen are interested, but we’ll talk to Inter in the next few weeks before deciding what to do with Paulino’s future.”

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