Napoli has reached an agreement for Ponte Preta’s Leandro Henrique do Nascimento, known as Leandrinho, and wait until January to make the move official, according to Sky.
Sky reports that Napoli and Ponte Preta have agreed to a deal of about 550,000 euros for Leandrinho. The Serie A side and the player have also agreed to personal terms. The two parties are discussing some final legalities that will close the deal for the upcoming January transfer window.
The Brazilian forward and his father are currently staying at Castel Volturno while the deal gets finalized. He trains at the facility alone and waits for the move to be official in January, according to Sky.
Leandrinho has made eight appearances, including one start for Ponte Preta in the Brazilian Serie A since joining the senior team in 2015. He has played a total of 195 minutes for the side and has not scored any goals in the league.
However, the player scored a goal for Ponte Preta against Chapecoense in the Copa Sudamericana in 2015. The winger also scored 11 goals in 16 appearances for the Brazil U-17 national team from 2014-2015. Leandrinho has played striker for Ponte Preta, but can also play as a winger and in the midfield.
Other teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Sporting Lisbon have also shown interest in the 18 year-old. However, Napoli is the team that is on the verge of signing the young talent for their future.