Man City eyeing up 18y/o Argentine midfield wonderkid

Pep Guardiola is a man who likes to eye up his options and today is no different. The Football Manc Cave are looking at the new ‘wonder-kid’ Man City apparently monitoring.

The Manchester Evening News has reported how Pep Guardiola is currently keeping an eye on the contract situation of Velez Sarsfield youngster, Thiago Almada.

The 18-year-old has been tipped as a star of the future and Man City fans know that their boss is good at picking them out. The reason why Guardiola is looking so close to the teenager is that he’s yet to renew his current contract.

The midfielder has some impressive stats. Since 2018, he’s appeared 19 times for Vélez Sarsfield and bagged 3 goals. He’s also managed to make his appearance in Argentina Under 20’s team 7 times in 2019 and find the back of the net once. At such a young age, this is impressive.

The pass success rate is something that scouts are looking at these days to see if it matches with the rest of the squad, and Almada has a pass success rate of 82.4% according to Whoscored.com. You compare this to someone like Kevin De Bruyne who has a pass rate of 81.9, it’s pretty impressive. Don’t get me wrong, De Bruyne clearly has more playing time to create an average percentage, but for Pep Guardiola, you can see why he would be edging towards the teenager.

We’re sure that more news of his contract situation will come in the next few days and the decision of his future too. Could it be Manchester City?