On Wednesday, reports from the Argentine media revealed Manchester United’s interest in River Plate youngster Franco Mastantuono, and now we see claims that a Manchester City transfer could make life very difficult for Erik ten Hag’s side.

It was said the Red Devils joined the competition for the midfielder, who’s only 16 but also already getting some playing time for the Millonario’s first team.

Following ESPN’s report, we now get to see Olé, the most important sports newspaper in the country, backing up the information.

After pointing out that the Catalan media revealed Barcelona’s interest in Mastantuono, they also add that Manchester United are keen on the teenager as well.

Olé writes that River Plate are getting worried about that situation, and since they recently lost Claudio Echeverri to Manchester City for a fee of just €14.5m, they now want Mastantuono to have a much higher release clause.

So even though reports this week said the club would like to raise his €30m clause to €40m, Olé now claims the intention is to bring it up to €50m.

That’s River Plate making a big statement about the teenager, who’d only be able to move in the summer of 2025.

So Manchester United should be aware he won’t be as cheap as other talents who recently came out of Argentina, trying to stop a repeat of what happened with Manchester City and Echeverri.