Over the past few years, Manchester City have signed Julián Álvarez, Máximo Perrone and Claudio Echeverri from Argentine clubs.

Manchester City are owned by the City Football Group and both are keeping a close eye on the South American market.

On Wednesday, journalist German Garcia Grova reported the City Group have made a verbal offer of €15m for Liverpool Montevideo’s Luciano Rodríguez. Argentina’s Olé have it a little differently.

The winger joined the Uruguayan club from Progreso in 2023 and finished his debut year with 10 goals and six assists from 36 games. He’s scored two goals from five games this year.

River Plate had shown interest last summer but their bid of $12m [€10.9m] didn’t convince Liverpool Montevideo president José Luis Palma. River could now see the Manchester City group beat them to the 20-year-old’s signing later this year.

It’s claimed the Manchester City owners have already asked Liverpool Montevideo about the terms to carry out the deal. Olé add it’s ‘highly probable’ that their first contacts could soon be converted into a formal offer.

The report states Liverpool Montevideo hold 80% of the player’s rights and have set a starting price of €15m.

If the City Football Group were to agree a deal for Rodríguez, it’s not yet clear whether he’ll join Manchester City or be sent to another club that’s part of their stable.