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Argentine midfield ace likened to Messi set to snub Manchester United for arch-rivals

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Thiago Almada to snub Manchester United in favour of Manchester City

According to a report from The Sun, Manchester United are set to taste defeat in the race to sign Velez Sarsfield midfielder Thiago Almada.

The 19-year-old Almada has been tipped as one of the brightest stars in Argentine football. The playmaker has also drawn comparisons to Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. (h/t The Sun)

A product of the Velez Sarsfield academy, the 19-year-old made his first-team debut back in 2018 and has since grown into a key player for the Argentine outfit.

Thiago Almada has impressed for Velez Sarsfield
Thiago Almada has impressed for Velez Sarsfield

Almada has enjoyed a solid 2019/20 campaign so far, scoring five goals and assisting two more in 25 matches. This has resulted in interest from both the Manchester clubs. (h/t The Sun)

However, it seems like Almada is set to snub the interest from our club in order to sign for our arch-rivals. As per the report, the 19-year-old playmaker idolised former Argentine international Carlos Tevez during his youth days.

Tevez played for both United and City and tasted success at both clubs. The seasoned campaigner won two Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Club World Cup with us. He then went on to win FA Cup and another league title at City.

Thiago Almada in action for Velez Sarsfield

But the striker’s time at City inspired the 19-year-old Almada according to his camp. And he is keen on following in the veteran forward’s footsteps. (h/t The Sun)

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A young and exciting talent, the Velez Sarsfield man has impressed for his club this season. However, it looks like he will not be joining our club.