Name: Gabriel Veron Fonseca de Souza
D.O.B: 03/09/2002 (17 years old)
Place of Birth: Assu, Brazil
Youth Career: Santa Cruz de Natal, Palmeiras
Club: Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Squad Number: 27
Current National Team: Brazil U17
Preferred Foot: Right
Market Value (by transfermarkt.de): £20.25m
Tournaments Participated In: U17 World Cup, Paulista, Série A1, Brasileiro Série A, CONMEBOL Libertadores
Contract Until: 31/12/2024
Players Agent: Unknown
Transfer Rumours: Barcelona (06/20), Arsenal (06/20)
Similar Type of Player: For a young Brazilian player, particularly an attacking minded skilful individual it’s hard not to be drawn to comparisons with World Class players of the past and present but I do think Veron warrants it. 17 years old, the world at his feet, the close control, pace and awareness that most professionals would be jealous of, the sky is the limit for the youngster. Genuine comparisons to the likes of Neymar (including the occasional theatrics, sorry) and players of the same mould are not being made lightly. Veron looks like the real deal and I look forward to watching his development.
Footy Files says
Bursting onto the scene during the U17 World Cup and winning the Golden Ball was no surprise to anyone aware of his displays in the Mundial de Clubes de La Comunidad de Madrid. Veron has always shone bright when under the spotlight and continues to do so as he steps up through the echelons of the football system. Palmeiras are a team to watch, even if Veron is starting on the bench as when he enters the fray he is capable of magic.
Note: A big thank you to Jacek Kulig (footballtalentscout.net) for allowing me to use his template for this bio.