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Picked up by Stade Brest 29 when SC Bastia were relegated to the depths of French football after failing to comply with national financial rules, Lenny Pintor isn’t expected to stay in Brittany for very long.
Despite only playing 18 minutes of Ligue 2 football this season, the 17-year-old has attracted a lot of attention from scouts across Europe, according to RMC Sport, including Arsenal and Manchester City, two clubs renowned for wanting to fill their academies with strong European talent.
However, the French outlet state that RB Leipzig are in the lead, having already come forward with a ‘nice offer’ for the young winger.
Brest are said to be against their starlet leaving so soon after his summer arrival, but there’s a feeling a ‘too good to refuse’ offer could change their mind.
Arsenal and Manchester City are reported to have made contact and enquired about the player’s situation, and we’ll have to see if they make a move in the near future.
We can’t see Brest’s demands being out of this world, meaning both the Gunners and Pep Guardiola’s side shouldn’t have too many problems signing him if they really want to.
However, at this stage in his career, where would he have more chance of breaking through and getting regular football: Ligue 2, RB Leipzig or two of the biggest teams in the Premier League?