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From Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City showing ‘serious interest’ in rivalling Feyenoord for Liverpool star



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Manchester City are bidding to add Liverpool Montevideo forward Luciano Rodriguez to the City Football Group portfolio but face competition from the Eredivisie.

Manchester City and the City Football Group are continuing to target South American investment, just two months after securing the signature of River Plate and Argentina starlet Claudio Echeverri for an initial £12.5 million.

The highly-rated 18-year-old signed a long-term contract until 2028 at the Etihad Stadium and will move to the Premier League next year, following the completion of a loan at River Plate until January 2025.

The teenage midfield is the Sky Blues’ third recent addition from South America, with the Argentina Under-20 international following in the footsteps of both Julian Alvarez and Maximo Perrone.

Manchester City are already reportedly targeting a fourth signing from the region however, with the City Football Group rivalling Eredivisie giants Feyenoord for the signature of 2003-born forward Luciano Rodriguez from Liverpool Montevideo in Uruguay.

The 20-year-old, who is part of the Uruguayan first-team this month, has scored two goals in five appearances in the Primera Division so far this season, and has a total of 18 direct goal involvements in 41 matches for Liverpool.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the City Football Group are showing ‘concrete and serious interest’ in signing Rodriguez, but have faced competition from Feyenoord since January.

The journalist further reports that Manchester City are preparing a $15 million offer for the forward, a claim echoed by German Garcia Grova.

Sport Witness relay a report from the region, stating that the City Football Group have proposed a €15 million transfer and 20% future sell-on clause to Liverpool in an attempt to secure a deal for the 20-year-old.

Rodriguez’s potential destination within the City Football Group should a transfer be agreed is currently unknown, with the CFG network currently containing 13 clubs globally, including most notably Manchester City, Girona and New York City.

Internal City Football Group transfers do take place, with Savio set to move to the Etihad Stadium during the summer transfer window.