Manchester City set to leapfrog Real Madrid in wonderkid chase: report

Pep Guardiola celebrates Manchester City's win over Newcastle United
Pep Guardiola's side have a keen eye for young talent (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City are no strangers to scouring the globe for the most exciting young talent, with River Plate's Claudio Echeverri the latest youngster to join the ranks.

Pep Guardiola's side have made a strong habit of constantly refreshing their squad with new talent as long-standing fixtures in the side begin to decline with age, with Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Vincent Kompany all seamlessly replaced over the past five years or so.

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James Ridge is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He recently spent time with The United Stand as an online news editor and has covered the beautiful game from England’s eighth tier all the way to the Premier League.