According to a recent report from AS, Manchester City are focusing their attention on trying to beat Newcastle United to the signing of teenage sensation Facundo Pellistri. The 19-year-old is widely considered to be one of the most intriguing young prospects in world football today, with the Penarol winger attracting the attention of Pep Guardiola as of late.

The Magpies are unable to make an official move until their proposed takeover has been completed, and until then, City are more than happy to put their front foot forward in an attempt to lure him to the Etihad.

City’s transfer strategy over the course of the last few years appears to be gradually shifting towards a youth movement, as opposed to diving straight in by buying some of the biggest names in the game.

They’ll be making this move with the likely intention of having Pellistri be an integral part of their future plans.