Premier League champions, Man City are set to sign Velez Sarsfield player, Thiago Almada, who has been described as the “new Lionel Messi”.
A deal for the player is expected to be completed next week with a loan move to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal being mooted.
Almada’s reputation is steadily growing in his home nation of Argentina but not much is known outside South America of this talent.
So how good is Thiago Almada?
One Man City fan has compiled some of the player’s best skills and goals in his time at Sarsfield, showing Almada’s great technique, balance and wonderful control, especially in tight spaces.
While he clearly still has a long way to go before he can earn the title as Messi’s successor, he definitely has bags of talent.
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The 18-year-old attacking midfielder played 16 matches last season for Vélez Sarsfield, scoring three goals and assisting two more.
His current contract with the club runs until 2022 and it is believed that he has a buyout clause of about £16m.
Almada has not yet featured for Argentina’s senior national team but has earned seven caps for the nation’s U-20 side.
Man City have already signed Rodri and Angelino this summer as the two-time champions prepare to defend their title.