Palmeiras forward Estevao Willian dreams of playing for Barcelona despite interest from Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, according to ESPN.
Despite the 16 year old’s dream of playing for Barcelona, a transfer is reportedly looking unlikely as Barcelona are not currently making a move due to the club’s financial situation.
Estevao Willian — commonly known as “Messinho”, has a release clause of €60million in his contract and Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all willing to trigger the release clause.
Despite Messinho not being able to complete a move until the summer of 2025, Palmeiras want the forward to make up his mind on a future destination. That is because they hope for the move to be similar to that of Endrick’s to Real Madrid and for it to be completed before he is allowed to make the move to Europe.
Messinho’s father travelled to Manchester, London, Paris and Barcelona in October to listen to the sporting proposals of the interested clubs and — like his son — the favoured option was a transfer to Barca. Even so, the Blaugrana’s indecision is making the possibility of signing the teenager increasingly difficult.
Messinho made his competitive first-team debut for Palmeiras in their 1-1 draw against Cruzeiro in December.