Explained: Why Man City are in pole position to sign the ‘next Lionel Messi’ with Argentine wonderkid Claudio Echeverri also attracting transfer interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona & PSG

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Manchester City are said to be leading Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race to sign Claudio Echeverri, who has been dubbed ‘the next Lionel Messi’.

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City are considered favourites to sign River Plate and Argentina sensation Echeverri.

Despite interest from a host of other top European clubs like Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, the Cityzens are poised to win the transfer race because they share a good relationship with River Plate after the transfer of Julian Alvarez in 2022, according to the SKY BLAST TV.

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The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has a keen eye for goal. He was part of the Albiceleste squad that reached the semi-finals of the U17 World Cup. Echeverri was the team’s second highest scorer in the competition with five goals to his name, which included a hat-trick in the quarter-final against arch-rivals Brazil.

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