The 20-year-old striker from Santos, Marcos Leonardo, has become the focus of attention for several European clubs during the U-20 World Cup in Argentina, according to 90min reports. With more than 140 appearances for Santos’ first team, Leonardo has impressed everyone with his performance in the youth tournament.
The Brazilian striker started all three group stage matches, scoring twice in a 3-2 loss to Italy and adding another goal in a 6-0 win over the Dominican Republic. His performances have generated even more excitement around him, with several European clubs sending scouts to keep a close eye on the talented attacker.
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According to close sources, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Rome They are among the teams that are watching Marcos Leonardo. Furthermore, several Premier League clubs have also shown great interest in the Brazilian striker. Westhamwho tried to sign Leonardo in the January transfer window without success, has been present at the tournament in Argentina to keep a close eye on the player. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle and Tottenham they are also known admirers of Leonardo’s talent.
Chelsea, in particular, have intensified their exploration in South America with recent acquisitions such as Andrey Santos and Kendry Paez. During their follow-up to Santos, the London club have taken an interest in the promising Brazilian striker.
Marcos Leonardo has left his mark on Santos, scoring 42 goals and providing ten assists so far. His 13 goals last season earned him fifth place in the Brazilian Serie A goalscoring table.
As the U-20 World Cup continues and Marcos Leonardo continues to impress, the eyes of European clubs will continue to be on his performance. It is a matter of time before we know which team the talented Brazilian attacker will join and what will be his next challenge in his promising career.