Brighton are always praised for their smart recruitment system. They scout young players, bring them into the team, and nurture them to make superstars of European football. It happened for Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, and many other former players and current players of Brighton and Hove Albion. Manchester City are also taking up the same strategy as they have done with Julian Alvarez. Now, Manchester City has been scouting Boca Juniors youngster Valentin Barco for some time. Brighton also had their scouts on this young Argentine for a long time. So, it was only a matter of time before the two Premier League clubs would battle out for the signature of Valentin Barco. A club has to be very efficient if it wants to beat Man City in a transfer race. And, it looks like Brighton has managed to pull on over Man City in this transfer race for Valentin Barco.
Man City transfer news: Brighton leads the race Valentin Barco
Boca Juniors want £7.9m for Valentin Barco which Manchester City can pay. However, according to TyC Sports and a report in the DailyMail, Brighton are more advanced in this transfer race for Valentin Barco than Manchester City. Some sources are also saying that Brighton has an agreement with Boca Juniors for Barco. Thus, it looks like Brighton could end up winning this transfer race for the Argentine full-back which could be huge for the Premier League as City are known for their financial dominance. It will also show that competent and smart people at the helm could manage to get deals over the line swiftly. However, it is worth noting that the deal is not yet over the line thus, it would interesting to follow this Man City transfer news on Valentin Barco as City are expected to make a comeback to this deal if they are seriously interested in the player.
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