By Andrea Ghislandi
Botafogo left-back Bruno Cortes has attracted the attention of some of Europe's biggest clubs, according to his agent.
It has been a meteoric rise for the 24-year-old as just four years ago he was plying his trade in Brazil's third division. Bruno Cortes is now a mainstay in Botafogo's line-up, making 24 starts in the Brasileirao this season while receiving his maiden call-up for Brazil in a 2-0 win over Argentina in September.
The defender's performances have caught the eye of more than one European club, with agent Jorge Moraes revealing that teams from England, France and Italy are eyeing a move for his client.
"There are several teams interested in him, he has offers from France and England, and teams in Italy have also made enquiries," the agent told Goal.com.
"He's a player with a great personality and is very good technically."
The agent went on to clarify the likelihood of a quick move, saying: "There is the possibility of him being sold in January if the right offer comes along.
"He doesn't have a passport though and Botafogo want €8 million [£6.8m]."
Bruno Cortes has a contract until 2015, with his ownership shared between Botafogo and Nova Iguacu.