For a long time, Brazil didn’t just provide the world with some of the most enjoyable football to watch. However, particularly some of the greatest strikers to ever grace the game. Somewhere along the lines in the 21st Century, however, that changed.After generations of producing elite centre forwards, Brazil struggled tremendously . This was because Ronaldo’s powers began to wane and Adriano failed to fulfil his frightening potential.Despite the best efforts of Richarlison and the seemingly endless speculation linking Leandro Damiao to Tottenham in the early 2010. The closest the Selecao really got to greatness in attack since the glory days was Alexandre Pato. While the early signs were beautifully promising, it all unravelled rather quickly after bursting onto the scene at Milan. Brazil finally found a striker that they’ve been looking for long.
Brazil finally found a striker they’ve been cherishing for long:
That might all be about to change, though, with the emergence of a certain Marcos Leonardo. Born in the state of Bahia, Leonardo moved to Sao Paulo at age 14. He has been in the setup at Santos ever since, honing his craft at a club where some of his nation’s very best earned their stripes
.The 20-year-old might ring a bell, mostly because he’s been continually linked with a move to Europe in the last few months. Roma are said to be interested, as are Manchester United. Considering their desperate need for goals despite signing Rasmus Hojlund, that is a compliment of the highest order.
Blessed with a spectacular hairline, a telepathic understanding of how to put the ball in the goal and a wand of a right foot. However, there’s not much missing from his game as it is.Combine all of that with the most
‘I’m destined to be an all-timer footballer’ . First and last name ever, all the signs point towards Leonardo being Brazil’s next generational striker talent.
Moreover, his IQ when it comes to finishing is already razor-sharp for just 20 years old.He bagged an extremely impressive 20 goals from 40 games for Santos throughout their 2023 season. Also, he weighed in with five goals in as many games for Brazil at the under-20 World Cup.
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