Rapid Vienna forward Yusuf Demir, who has been dubbed ‘the next Lionel Messi’, is reportedly a target for Manchester United, Manchester City, and Barcelona.

The 17-year-old has already made 30 first-team appearances for Rapid over the past two seasons, including a handful of European outings.

Demir is due to be out of contract at the end of next season, however, and Marca reports that renewal is unlikely at this point.

Barcelona is said to be monitoring the youngster’s situation ahead of potentially making a move in the summer, while Manchester pair United and City are in a similar position.

The report indicates that Barca is willing to part with up to €8m (£6.85m) for left-footed Demir, who can play anywhere across the attack.

Real Madrid is the frontrunner to sign a player dubbed “one of the next big stars,” though Barcelona has also been linked in the past.

Man United, according to Defensa Central, is also in the running to sign the Austria Under-21 international.


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