Barça keeping tabs on Sporting's promising 16-year-old Joelson Fernandes

The youngster is under contract with Sporting Clube de Portugal until 2022 and has a release clause of €45m

Así juega Joelson Fernandes, jugador del Sporting de Portugal por el que habría preguntado el Barça | Youtube

FC Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Portugal's latest starlet Joelson Fernandes. This is according to reports from 'A Bola' on Monday.

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The 16-year-old forward has trained with the first-team squad at Sporting Clube de Portugal for the second day in a row ahead of their Portuguese Cup semi-final match against Braga.

Joelson Fernandes is one of the brightest prospects to come from Sporting's academy and is under contract until 2022 with a €45m buyout clause.

The youngster is already capped at U16 level by Portugal where he predominantly plays as a left winger but is also comfortable just behind the main striker.

This interest could materialise into a move as Sporting are keen on La Masia star Abel Ruiz. Barça would look to include Fernandes in any deal.

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