Bernard’s agent drops exit hint as Arsenal and Spurs wait

After his side Atletico Mineiro won the Copa Libertadores, highly-rated winger Bernard is looking set to leave Brazil for Europe after his representative described the penalty shoot-out victory over Olimpia on Twitter as ‘the perfect farewell’ for the 20-year-old, reports

This looks to confirm that is on the move, with recent reports linking Arsenal with a £21m, while their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have also been said to be interested. Elsewhere, there is said to be interest from FC Porto, who already have a number of Brazilians in their squad.

Bernard has made 13 appearances for Atletico Mineiro this year, scoring four goals, and has also begun his international career, earning five caps for Brazil, including two substitute appearances at this summer’s Confederations Cup, which his side went on to win.

And after helping Atletico Mineiro to become champions of South America, he said: “If I stay or not, I have made it clear that I wanted to leave here with a big title, so I have fulfilled my goal, which I promised to fulfil. It is up to God to decide if I stay or not, it’s up to God and also the presidency, to Alexandre Kalil, to the board.”

But his agent, Adriano Spadoto, suggested on Twitter that Bernard was to move, writing: ‘Congratulations, Bernard. Double-winner! Confederations Cup, Libertadores… the perfect farewell’.

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