Manchester City have won the race to sign Feyenoord starlet Rodney Kongolo, according to reports in Holland.

The exciting 16-year-old, who's older brother plays for the first team, is widely considered to be the next big thing to come out of Holland.

Kongolo was being tracked by a host of big clubs around Europe including Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain.

The Blues also had to fight off late competition from Liverpool to land the strong-running teenager dubbed the 'next Patrick Vieira.'

The news will come as a bitter blow to the Dutch side who had tried desperately to keep him at the club.