Gabriel Moscardo: The Brazilian wonderkid - and business student - on the transfer radars of Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal

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A fallen giant of Brazilian football, Corinthians have been forced to look inward for inspiration as they look to arrest an alarming slide towards the lower echelons of the Brasileirao league table. In doing so, they've unearthed a gem: Gabriel Moscardo.

The defensive midfielder has enjoyed a meteoric rise with his hometown club, going from signing with the academy to the first team in the space of just five years. Now a regular fixture in the Timao's line-up at 18, the impressive youngster forms part of an exciting new generation of Brazilian talent alongside the likes of future Real Madrid star Endrick, Chelsea's Andrey Santos and soon-to-be Barcelona hitman Vitor Roque.

Just like his compatriots, Moscardo has inevitably drawn the attention of some of European football's leading clubs, with Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea all credited with an interest in signing him as soon as possible.

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But who is the latest prodigy primed to come off the South American production line?