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Argentine wonderkid Gianluca Prestianni at centre of transfer tug-of-war between Real Madrid and Barcelona | The Sun

REAL MADRID and Barcelona are locked in a transfer battle to sign Argentina wonderkid Gianluca Prestianni.

The 16-year-old is currently playing in his homeland for Velez Sarsfield.

Despite his young age, the winger has already made his senior debut for the club.

That made him the third-youngest player ever to appear in Argentina’s top-flight after legends Diego Maradona and Sergio Aguero.

Prestianni’s leadership qualities and raw pace have made him a standout to watching scouts.

Now Marca are claiming that both Real Madrid and Barcelona, who meet tonight in the Spanish Super Cup, are readying moves.

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And the two LaLiga giants are continuing to monitor his progress before opting to launch a bid.

Madrid have looked towards the Brazilian market over recent years for young talents.

However, Pestrianni is due to get an Italian passport this summer.

And that means that the teenager would not occupy a non-EU spot in their squad.

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But they could face serious competition from their arch-rivals.

Barcelona are currently embarking on a rebuild of their squad under Xavi.

And they too seem ready to battle the Bernabeu side for the youngster’s signature over the coming months.

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