Arsenal would be ready to pay no less than £ 41 million to sign Sporting’s Joelson Fernandes, just 17, nicknamed Cristiano Ronaldo again. This month, Fernandes broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s sporting record, becoming the youngest player ever to enter the field for the Portuguese championship. This rapid rise, as well as skill, made comparisons with the CR7 inevitable.
About this, the young player admits that this type of issue causes the pressure to increase even more. “It is true that being compared to these players puts pressure on me a little more. But, I try to follow their example and play the best I can in each game,” he told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.
Internationally, Fernandes also represented Portugal in the sub-15, 16, and 17 categories. He is also the son of Eusebio Mango, who played for Porto and Sporting, before pursuing a career in the lower leagues of Portugal. Meanwhile, his younger brother, Sana, is at the Sporting base.