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Alberto Moleiro has a £9 million release clause in his contract, which will be good news to Wolves and La Liga giants Barcelona, as reported by Las Palmas Net. 

It often feels unfair when a young player with just a handful of first-team appearances is already being compared to one of the biggest talents of the era. 

But we have to admit Moleiro’s ‘new Pedri’ moniker is more than just lazy hyperbole. 

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Just like the silky Spain international, Moleiro exploded on to the scene at Segunda outfit Las Palmas, establishing himself as one of the first names on Pepe Mel’s team sheet long before his 18th birthday. 

And he doesn’t just play like Pedri, drifting in from the left to dictate proceedings with short, sharp passes, he looks like him too – right down to the diminutive frame and unassuming haircut.  

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Two years after Barcelona snapped up a 16-year-old Pedri for a ‘bargain of the century’ fee – just £4 million was paid up front – it seems history may be about to repeat itself.

According to Marca, a scout working on behalf of the Catalan giants watched Moleiro last weekend. 

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Barca are likely to face plenty of competition, however, particularly from the Premier League.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a habit of signing some of Europe’s best and brightest teen talents in recent transfer windows, although post-Brexit regulations may make the challenge of securing Moleiro’s signature more difficult. 

“Little Alberto Moleiro plays at an incredible level for his age,” Las Palmas teammate Nuke Mfulu told Tinta Amarilla this week. “He told me he was just 17 years old. He’s awesome.” 

According to reports coming out of the Canary Islands, Moleiro has a £9 million release clause in his contract. But be warned Wolves and Barcelona, that will rise to £26 million if Las Palmas are promoted this season. 

Then again, given the Canaries have won just two of their first seven league games, that might not be too much concern. 

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