It has been reported that Manchester City have struck an agreement to sign Boca Juniors gem Valentin Barco.

This comes from TYC Sports journalist Germán García Grova, who provide an update on the 19-year-old’s future, who has been linked with a move to City since August.

Now, it seems like Manchester City are on the verge of signing Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.

Journalist: Manchester City agree deal to sign Boca Juniors left-back Valentin Barco

Branded as a ‘rare’ talent by Foot The Ball, the teenager is considered as one of the most talented up-and-coming youngsters in South America.

A left-back by trade, Barco’s experience of playing in midfield makes him the perfect candidate to operate in an inverted position which Guardiola has been historically to from his full-backs.

Now, it has been revealed that Manchester City have indeed ‘reached an agreement in principle’ over the signing of Valentin Barco.

Valentin Barco of Boca Juniors seen in action during the...
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Further details claim that representatives from the treble-winners are set to travel to Argentina in order to finalise the deal with Boca Juniors.

Barco could prove to be Alvarez 2.0

If Manchester City do succeed in getting a deal over the line for Valentin Barco, it is likely that the masses will not view his potential addition as a threat.

After all, as talented as the youngster is, he still remains quite an unknown commodity.

However, the same was the case with Julian Alvarez when he was tearing defences to shreds for River Plate.

But as has been the case at Manchester City, fans and pundits soon realised that the Argentine instantly proved himself to be one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

At the end of the day, even if Barco does make his move to the Etihad Stadium and does hit the ground running straightaway, it would be far from the end of the world.

However, if Valentin Barco does manage to prove his mettle instantly, it could be yet another low-risk, high-reward transfer masterclass from the Sky Blues, as was the case with Julian Alvarez.

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