We all know Real Madrid like to sign a Brazilian player or two. 


Casemiro and Marcelo are long-running servants to the club, while in Eder Militao, Reinier, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr, they host some of the country's most exciting emerging talents.


The association doesn't stop there either. Even going back to the early days of the 'Galáctico' era, the likes of Ronaldo (Nazario edition) and Roberto Carlos famously donned the white shirt to much success. 

And according to ​AS, the trend of recruiting the best Brazilian talent is set to continue, with the club's South American scouts issuing glowing reports on Sao Paulo's Igor Gomes. 


The Spanish outlet say Los Blancos are 'set' to make an offer for the 21-year-old, who is reported to have a €50m release clause in his contract, although the likes of ​Barcelona, Sevilla and Ajax are all said to be circling. 


Attacking midfielder Gomes came through the club's youth ranks with Militao, with the former going on to join Porto in 2018. Gomes, meanwhile, has stayed in Brazil, making 44 appearances for the Serie A side, including two in this year's Copa Libertadores - scoring in their most recent clash with Ecuadorian side LDU Quito. 


A classy attacking midfielder whose best asset is his keen eye for a pass, Gomes has drawn more than a few comparisons with Sao Paulo legend and ex-​Madrid man Kaká, with some in the Brazilian press even dubbing him an 'improved version.'

Those are comparisons which Kaka himself has attested to. 


"It's not good to make comparisons, it puts too much pressure on him," he said recently. "But yes, it's true that he reminds me a lot of myself in terms of his style of play."


Kaka left Brazil for ​Milan aged 22, so just having turned 21 this month, Gomes has a year of first-team football to make up on his predecessor - though he might not get that at Sao Paulo if Real get their wish.