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Franco Mastantuono: The Argentine prodigy on Barcelona and Manchester United's radar

28. February 2024
Franco Mastantuono (foto: Getty Images)
Franco Mastantuono, a 16-year-old Argentine midfielder with River Plate, has attracted attention from major clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United after making significant strides in his early career.

Franco Mastantuono is a 16-year-old offensively-minded Argentine midfielder currently playing for River Plate. Despite his young age, he has already made eight official appearances for the senior team and has also celebrated his first goal. He quickly found himself on the radar of European giants, with Barcelona and Manchester United reportedly keeping a close eye on him.

River Plate is preparing a fresh contract for their gem, set to last until the end of the 2026/27 season, which will undoubtedly include a buyout clause.

Argentine media speculate that it will be the highest clause in the Argentine championship. If the young player continues to progress diligently, we can expect him in European club football as soon as he turns 18, and there will surely be a lot of interest in him by then.


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