Thiago Almada: Man United edge closer to landing Argentine star dubbed new Messi

Thiago Almada: Man United edge closer to landing Argentine star dubbed new Messi

- Thiago Almada could join Man United this summer

- The Argentine star dubbed new Lionel Messi has attracted interests from top European clubs

- Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Man City are other clubs who have shown interests in the teenage sensation

Manchester United may are reportedly closing in on landing Argentine playmaker Thiago Almada who is also wanted by Arsenal.

The 19-year-old midfielder is currently contracted to Velez Sarsfield 2023 but the Red Devils are confident of luring him to Old Trafford this summer.

Almada, who has been dubbed new Lionel Messi has not only attracted the attention of Man United, Manchester City are also monitoring his situation in his home country.

SunSport reports that the Citizens are hoping they can bring in the attacker as a replacement for outgoing David Silva, but the Gunners have labeled him one of their top targets this summer.

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The publication further revealed that La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are also eyeing the player credited with five goals and two assists in 25 appearances this season.

Reports close to the star's club reveal there might be a £19 million release clause in his contract and United must trigger if they must beat others to his services.

Pep Guardiola's Man City tried signing Almada last year but the two parties failed to reach a reasonable conclusion on price issues. And now they might lose him to rival club.

Meanwhile, close sources to the 19-year-old claim the teenager was keen on moving to the Etihad Stadium but will see Carlos Tevez, one of his football idols to aid his decisions.

It would be recalled that the Argentine forward played for both Man United and their city rivals Man City.

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The Sun believes Almada was inspired by Tevez who scored 58 goals in four seasons for the Premier League defending champions.

United are sitting fifth on the log and will resume the remainder of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday, June 19.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is delighted with Odion Ighalo's decision to extend his stay at Old Trafford till January 2021.

The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua earlier this year on a six months deal but has now prolonged his reign at the club with another temporary deal.

Since he joined them in the first month of 2020, the Nigerian star has scored four goals and one assist in eight appearances across competitions.

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