Manchester City are ready to rival Atletico Madrid for the signing of the youngster dubbed the next Sergio Aguero.

Scouts from the Quadruple-chasing Blues were in Buenos Aires to watch San Lorenzo’s Angel Correa again on Wednesday night, amid reports Spanish title contenders Atletico have already lodged a bid.

The 18-year-old Argentine can play as a striker or in a more withdrawn role and is widely considered as one of the hottest young prospects in South America.

Barcelona, Napoli and Arsenal are understood to have watched the teenager too, but San Lorenzo are keen to hold onto him for as long as possible.

Their owner, media magnate Marcelo Tinelli, is unlikely to be convinced to sell for anything less than £10million.