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According to SPORT, Manchester City have already made their move behind the scenes in an attempt to sign Palmeiras wonderkid Gabriel Veron.

The Spanish news outlet state that Pep Guardiola’s men, as well as Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus, are all battling for the teenager.

SPORT say that the 18-year-old has a market value of €20 million (£17.8 million).

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Additionally, SPORT make a comparison to Citizens forward Gabriel Jesus.

As you may know, the Manchester City No.9 also played for Palmeiras, which is where Guardiola signed him from.

SPORT‘s report continues. The Spanish outlet describe Veron as a ‘complete attacker’ who is also ‘very technical’ as well as ‘fast’.

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By all account, the teenager seems like a genuine wonderkid.

It’s not the first time he’s attracted attention from England.

Back towards the end of April, Arsenal were said to be keen, while Everton saw a €15 million (£13.3 million) offer rejected for the South American’s services according to ESPN.

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Whoever lands Veron would appear to be signing the next big prodigy out of Brazilian football, which makes for an exciting transfer race.

In our view, Manchester City could potentially have an advantage, having already negotiated with Palmeiras to sign Jesus a few years ago.

In addition to that, Guardiola has the funds to compete, whereas SPORT reference Barcelona’s financial difficulties as a potential stumbling block for Ronald Koeman’s side.