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Man Utd, Liverpool and Man City tracking 16-year-old wonderkid who could play for either Brazil or Argentina

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd, Liverpool and Man City tracking 16-year-old wonderkid who could play for either Brazil or Argentina

Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City are all chasing 16-year-old Preston North End wonderkid Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile.

Despite the striker having already agreed to a two-year scholarship at Deepdale which will begin in the summer, Rodriguez-Gentile is still attracting interest from a number of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

According to Mirror Football Liverpool, United and City are all tracking the youngster. Meanwhile, Newcastle and Tottenham are also said to be admirers of the Under-18 star.

Who is Rodriguez-Gentile?


Earlier this month Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile made headlines by scoring five goals in Preston's 6-1 FA Youth Cup victory against Rotherham United.

The teenager has also notched 18 goals in his last 10 games, a tally that includes four separate hat-tricks.

On the international stage, Rodriguez-Gentile is eligible to represent the world’s best teams. The Argentinian striker was born in Brazil and he also holds a Spanish passport.



Speaking after Rodriguez-Gentile's blockbuster performance against Rotherham, Preston boss Rob Lowe told Lancs Live: "He is a good little player, isn't he? He's got some good attributes, but again, he is 16 and we've got to be careful.

"People probably want to get him in the squad; he will come up and train with us in some capacity very soon - when he's off school! It's mad, isn't it?

"But he is a fantastic talent and one we have to keep tabs on, which we are, of course. We get reports on all of the kids when they're performing. Again, we can't get too carried away with him and we've got to play him down a bit, but he looks like an exciting prospect for us."

Rodriguez-Gentile’s future


Despite interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, Preston are in a strong position, with the youngster having already signed up for a scholarship.

Rodriguez-Gentile, who only turned 16 in October, could break into the Preston first team soon if he continues his form, given the Lilywhites have given four academy prospects their professional debuts this term.

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Topics: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Preston North End

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