Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal are still pushing to land Benfica star Anderson Talisca, who has been hailed as the ‘new Rivaldo’.
The youngster has become one of Jorge Jesus’ key men after a number of impressive games this season, leading to interest from Arsene Wengers side. Now Wenger will look to land the starlet at the end of the season after he was tipped to emulate the success of Brazil legend Rivaldo.
Speaking to Radio ESPN, former Bahia co-ordinator and friend Newton Mota praised Talisca’s development, saying: “Talisca has become the darling of Portugal and some people call him ‘Yaya Talisca.’
“His technique is very accurate but I liken him more to Rivaldo, who was also left-footed with a long stride and capable of scoring goals from distance.
“Of course, Rivaldo was a world champion so it is very early to make comparisons but, if I see a resemblance between Talisca and anyone else, it is with him.”