Sporting are interested in 19-year-old Ponte Preta midfielder Matheus Jesus
According to information from Portuguese media, Ponte Preta midfielder Matheus Jesus interests Sporting, who are analysing the 19-year-old in detail.
Matheus Jesus rose to the professional team of Ponte Preta this year, and has a contract until May 2020. One of the revelations of Ponte Preta this season, Matheus Jesus is in the sights of Sporting, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo. The technical committee of the club are analysing the 19-year-old midfielder in detail. The publication also states that the economic rights of Matheus Jesus would be valued at €3 million and that the player already sees a transfer to European football, since he's close to taking German citizenship. As soon as he began to stand out, at the beginning of the Brasileirao, Ponte tried to renew his contract until May 2020, and increased the release clause. Recently, he was called up to Brazil's U20 side and has gradually regained his spot in the first-team of Ponte - he started last Thursday against Internacional. Before reaching Ponte Preta, Matheus Jesus went through the youth system of Flamengo, and won the first chances in the professional team of Ponte under Eduardo Baptista.