Brazilian teenager Wendel on Barcelona radar

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    IANS | Rio de Janeiro

    June 20, 2017 | 12:56 PM

Fluminense midfielder Wendel (Photo: Facebook)

Wendel has made 24 first-team appearances for Fluminense since being promoted from the club's youth academy.

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FC Barcelona are monitoring Brazilian teenager Wendel of Fluminense and could make a move for the midfielder in the European summer transfer window, according to media reports.

But the Catalan football giants face competition for the 19-year-old midfielder's signature from a host of other European clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wendel has made 24 first-team appearances for Fluminense since being promoted from the Brazilian Serie A club's youth academy in January, the Uol news portal said. 

Barcelona's reported interest in the Brazilian comes less than a week after they signed defender Marlon Santos from Fluminense on a permanent deal.

Santos arrived on a year-long loan in July 2016 and made three appearances for the first team after impressing for Barcelona's B side.

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