Who is Gabriel Menino? Things to know about versatile Brazilian wonderkid

05 April 2021 02:45

We all love a Brazilian wonderkid, and the next one for you to get excited about looks to be Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino.

The Brazilian media has been full of reports suggesting Chelsea have already struck a deal to sign the 20-year-old, and while Fabrizio Romano has poured a little cold water on that, it's clear that the Blues are interested in a player whose stock is rising with each passing day.

Let's take a look at all you need to know about Menino.

1. He's ridiculously versatile

Menino isn't knowing for his goalscoring prowess, but if all you've seen of him is his screamer against Bolivar from September 2020, you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

He picked the ball up from deep and unleashed a thunderbolt that roared into the top corner and set his side up for a 2-1 victory.

Menino bagged two more goals en route to guiding Palmeiras to the trophy, but if you don't believe his lack of threat in front of goal, he failed to score in any of his 27 appearances in the 2020 season.

10. He can be great on FIFA 21