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Actual Madrid eye transfer for one more South American starlet


Actual Madrid have despatched scouts to look at River Plate starlet Franco Mastantuono after his first-team breakthrough on the South American giants.

Having been on the books at River Plate since 2019, Mastantuono lately broke into the senior crew and have become the third teenager participant to ever make a aggressive look for the membership again in January 2024 at simply 16 years previous.

The attacking midfielder then went on to turn into the youngest goalscorer within the membership’s historical past quickly after, netting in a 3-0 Copa Argentina win over Excursionistas – breaking a document held by ex-Actual Madrid star Javier Saviola within the course of.

Mastantuono’s kind has, expectedly, caught the attention of quite a few high European golf equipment with the likes of Manchester Metropolis, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all reportedly holding an curiosity within the 16-year-old’s providers.

Spanish outlet Marca have now reported that Actual Madrid have additionally despatched scouts to look at Mastantuono in current weeks with a view to assess the participant’s credentials.

Franco Mastantuono

Mastantuono is a daily at first-team degree / Rodrigo Valle/GettyImages

Madrid have had notable success in tapping into the South American mark to signal younger expertise in recent times, with Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick all being signed by the membership – two of which have already turn into superstars on the Santiago Bernabeu. Endrick is tipped to develop the identical approach as soon as he formally joins the crew this summer time.

With a purpose to defend the worth of Mastantuono, River Plate lately agreed a contract renewel with the teenager, extending his present contact till 2026 and rising his launch clause €45m – the most important launch clause ever inserted right into a River Plate contract.

Having misplaced Claudio Echeverri to Manchester Metropolis for a minimal payment of €15m, River are eager to keep away from the same state of affairs with their newest prodigal expertise.