Real Madrid are eyeing Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli, it’s claimed.
The 18-year-old was snapped up from Brazilian side Ituano in the summer.
But despite this being his debut Premier League season, the rookie striker already looks the real deal.
He’s now scored 10 goals in all competitions for the Gunners.
According to Spanish news outlet El Desmarque , his impressive performances haven’t gone unnoticed.
It’s suggested Los Blancos are monitoring Martinelli’s progress with interest and Zinedine Zidane has put him on his wishlist.
Pablo Mari, who arrived in north London from Flamengo during the January transfer window, hailed the versatile forward.
“Martinelli has shown he is a bit different to any other player in terms of his ability,” Mari told Arsenal’s official website.
“He has great vision and there’s real talent there in terms of his dribbling and his ability to choose the right play.
“His decision-making is improving all the time.
“Martinelli still has a lot more to show but he has incredible talent and I think gradually he’ll keep developing and become a top player.
“He has exploded on to the scene and is showing that he’s a great player with a lot of talent.
“Obviously he’s still very young, but he’s already had a taste of playing at the top level and he’s doing very well.
“I’ll say congratulations when I meet him, but now he just needs to keep it up and work hard because he’s really talented.”
Martinelli has been capped for the Brazil U23 side but is yet to be called up to the senior squad.