Valentin Barco set to sign new Boca Juniors contract

Manchester City have been linked with a move for Argentine defender Valentin Barco, who might soon sign a new deal with Boca Juniors.

Valentin Barco will be out of contract with Boca Juniors at the end of 2024, and Manchester City were hoping to sign him up for a knockdown price. However, a report from TNT Sports claims that the 19-year-old will now sign a contract renewal with his current club.

The development will certainly come as a major blow for top suitor Manchester City, and it remains to be seen whether they are prepared to pay a substantial amount of money to sign the player after his renewal.

The 19-year-old is highly rated in South America, and he could be a key player for Manchester City in the coming seasons. The Premier League champions have had to use Josko Gvardiol as the left-back this season, but they could use a more specialist option.

The Croatian international is a central defender, and the arrival of Barco will allow him to play in his natural role. The Argentine wonderkid certainly has the potential to thrive where a top club and it remains to be seen whether Manchester City can agree on a deal with Boca Juniors.

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They have previously signed South American prospects like Julian Alvarez, who have proven to be instant hits. They will hope that Barco can hit the ground running in English football and establish himself as a key player for the side if the transfer goes through.

Manchester City are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, and they certainly have the financial resources to get the deal done. The 19-year-old will be tempted to join a big club like Manchester City as well. Working under a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola will accelerate his development and help him fulfil his potential.

The Premier League giants have a proven track record of challenging for major trophies every season and Barco will fancy his chances of winning top honours with a move to the Etihad Stadium. It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for Barco.

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