Real Madrid and Man City 'eyeing £8m Uruguayan teen Facundo Pellistri'

Real Madrid ‘eyeing £8m Uruguayan teenager Facundo Pellistri after dispatching chief scout to watch him… but they face competition from Manchester City and Wolves’

  • Facundo Pellistri is only 18 but has been lighting up the Uruguayan top flight 
  • Penarol youngster, valued at around £8m, is reportedly wanted by Real Madrid 
  • They have sent chief scout out to watch him and are targeting a summer move
  • Manchester City and Wolves are among the other sides also interested in teen 

Real Madrid are looking to the future as they eye a move for one of Uruguay’s brightest prospects Facundo Pellistri… but they face competition from Man City.

Pellistri, 18, is currently plying his trade at Penarol, and has so far not left his home city of Montevideo during his fledgling career.

Now valued at £8million, it appears the big boys are beginning to take a closer look, and Goal report that Real Madrid are among those eyeing a summer move.

Facundo Pellistri (left) is being looked at by the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City

Pellistri (left) is valued at around £8m and has so far not left his home city of Montevideo

There are several Premier League teams also said to be in the hunt, though, with Manchester City and Wolves both admirers of the young winger. 

But Real Madrid have stolen a march on their rivals by sending their chief scout out to watch him before the coronavirus shutdown.  

Juni Calafat, who is credited with bringing Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo to the club’s attention, has watched Pellistri play and Real are ‘convinced he has the potential to become a star’.

The scout credited with finding Vinicius Jr (pictured) has been to watch Pellistri play

Real Madrid have a good relationship with Penarol having bought Fede Valverde from them

Pellistri signed a new deal at Penarol in February, which takes him through until 2022, but a strong offer is expected to be able the player in the next transfer window.

Real, though, know they face stiff competition for his signature, with Atletico Madrid, Boca Juniors and Flamengo joining the two Premier League sides in the hunt.

The Spanish giants will be boosted with the knowledge that they have a good relationship with Penarol, having bought one of their current biggest stars in Fede Valverde from them back in 2016. 

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