Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are keen to sign Argentine starlet Thiago Almada from Velez Sarsfield this summer.
The 17-year-old is the latest youngster to be compared to Lionel Messi and City have been watching him in action, according to The Sun.
If City are hit with some sort of transfer ban, they would even consider sister club Girona signing him, to make sure nobody else snapped him up.
Thiago Almada has shown is versatility going forward, playing out wide and centrally, but is predominantly an attacking midfielder.
This season, Almada who has been causing plenty of excitement in his homeland, has made 16 appearances for the club, scoring three goals with a further two assists as well.