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Manchester City complete signing of future £40m 'new Messi'

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has raided his former club Malaga in order to purchase the highly-rated 14-year-old Brahim Abdelkader Diaz, and has now completed the signing, according to the Mirror.

According to reports Brahim, who travelled to the Etihad this week in order to hold talks with the club, has signed on the dotted line at City for an estimated £300,000- with the deal being worth a total valuation of around £2.4million.

Dubbed 'the new Messi' Brahim was also chased by Spanish giants Barcelona, who are said to have introduced him to Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta in a bid to sway his choice.

The youngster is believed to have a potential worth of a sensational £40million if he develops as expected, with Pellegrini clearly believing that he is the ideal candidate to oversee his transition from lauded starlet to professional star.

If the rumours are to be believed then Brahim's entourage believe he has a better chance of improving as a footballer if he moves to England, though it will probably be a considerable amount of time before Premier League fans get to see him in action.

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