Manchester United's arrangement with football management firm Traffic isn't restricted to the Brazilian market.
The Traffic-owned Desportivo Brasil will host young players from across South America in order to groom them for moves to United.
Traffic's president of international business Jochen Losch told the Daily Mail: "Manchester United look for young players in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. If they find a good one they come to us. We'll get the player, register him with Desportivo Brasil, and we have a contract with United that they have an option to buy this player at 18 for a fixed amount.
"If the guy turns out to be an Alexandre Pato (the striker who left Internacional for AC Milan for nearly £20million on his 18th birthday) United can still have him for a huge discount because of course we'll honour the contract. If they don't like the player, we keep him."
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