Rio de Janeiro, Dec 31 (IANS) Highly rated Brazilian forward Douglas Coutinho is being sought by Portuguese giants Benfica and FC Porto, according to the player’s agent.
Coutinho impressed for Atletico Paranaense in Brazil’s Serie A championship this year and was rewarded with a call-up to the national under-21 team, reports Xinhua.
“Douglas Coutinho will go to Europe but we don’t know which team yet,” Renato Duprat told Globoesporte Tuesday.
“There are several European clubs interested but at the moment everything indicates that he will go to Benfica or FC Porto.”
The 20-year-old has scored 18 times in 38 first-team appearances for Atletico Paranaense after joining the club from Cruzeiro’s youth ranks.