Manchester United has reasons to suggest that they have found the next Cristiano Ronaldo and are seriously considering to launch a bid for Lanus star Eduardo Salvio.
Local newspapers have reported that Spanish club Atletico Madrid fear that Manchester United could beat them to the signing of Argentine wonderkid Salvio.
It is believed that the Spanish club had made the 19-year-old their No 1 summer transfer target but have failed to raise the £10million starting price that Buenos Aires-based club Lanus are seeking.
However Salvio is thought to favour a move to Italy, but his agent intends to talk to Manchester United as well as AC Milan and Juventus. It is also suggested that Napoli and Roma have also shown an interest.
With his skills and versatility, there are bound to be comparisons with a young Cristiano Ronaldo, who left United for Real Madrid in an £80million deal this summer.
Salvio is only 1.72 m or 5 ft 7 inches and he has a low centre of gravity and is very skillful with the ball at his feet.
He naturally plays as a striker but Salvio can also operate as a winger or an attacking midfielder.