Vanderlan (20, LB, Palmeiras)
Vanderlan is a star in the making at one of Brazil’s most complete and organized teams. Even though Palmeiras have a very talented squad, head coach Abel Ferreira keeps showing why he is the best at his job in Brazil by promoting young stars like talented left-back Vanderlan.
After regular starter Joaquín Piquerez was forced to miss a few games due to injury, Vanderlan came into the team and did not disappoint. The exciting full-back delivered a statement performance on his debut in professional football and has maintained a high-performance level in one of South America’s most dominant teams.
Vanderlan is a balanced left-back with the ability to move up the pitch to attack while still providing defensive consistency at the back. His current contract runs until 2026 and he is valued at only 2.5 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.
Surely, Palmeiras wouldn’t sell a rising star for that amount, but Borussia Dortmund still might find a bargain at a fair price in a position of need.