Joaquin Ardaiz wanted by Manchester City, Barcelona and Liverpool

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Manchester City are set to battle Liverpool and Barcelona for the services of teenager Joaquin Ardaiz. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the three clubs are interested in securing the services of the talented teenager who has been compared to Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez. 

Ardaiz, 16, has recently been promoted to the first-team at Uruguayan outfit Danubio. 

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It's not entirely surprising that he has been likened to the enigmatic Suarez. The youngster, who is represented by Nick Maytum of TMG Football, was brought up in Salto - the same place where Suarez was raised. 

It appears, then, that he could be set follow in the footsteps of the Barcelona superstar. According to The Sun, the duo of Barcelona and Liverpool are both tracking Ardaiz. Suarez, of course, previously played for Liverpool while he is currently producing the goods for the Catalans. 

Transfer battle 

But Manchester City, who will be managed by revered coach Pep Guardiola from next season, are also involved in the transfer battle for one of Uruguay's most exciting teenagers. 

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Of course, there is an extremely long way to go in the career of Ardaiz, but it appears that a number of Europe's big boys are well aware of his talents.

It's certainly unlikely that Ardaiz will come to prominence in the near future, but if he really is the next Suarez, then you may well want to remember his name.

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