Manchester City could spoil Juventus’ efforts to sign River Plate starlet Claudio Echeverri, according to TV Play.

The 17-year-old was part of the club’s youth system before he was promoted to the first team earlier this year. Although Echeverri has made only four senior appearances, he’s managed to ‘enchant’ many European clubs, including Manchester City.

That’s mainly because of the attacking midfielder’s fine displays for Argentina at the U17 World Cup, where he managed five goals and an assist from six games.

His deal lasts until December 2024 and River Plate want to hand him an extension. The player, who has ‘extraordinary qualities’, has attracted interest from several clubs.

Juve sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli would be keen on bringing him to Italy, but that won’t be easy because a ‘very serious problem’ has emerged in the last few hours. That, as per the report, is Manchester City.

It’s claimed the Citizens are keeping a close eye on Echeverri and it’s possible that Pep Guardiola himself ‘is pushing for his purchase’.

According to TV Play, the teenager has a €25m release clause and although their title says the treble winners will pay it, there isn’t anything within the report to back that up.

If Manchester City are keen on signing the player’, TV Play say then there’s ‘little hope’ for the Turin club.