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Man City win transfer race for Hungarian wonderkid Zalan Vancsa, 17, before sending winger to Belgian sister club Lomm

MANCHESTER CITY’S owners have signed Hungarian wonderkid Zalan Vancsa from MTK Budapest.

But the City Football Group have decided to send the young winger to their Belgian club Lommel rather than bringing him to the Etihad at this stage.


City have signed Hungarian phenomenon Vancsa from Budapest but the winger will be sent out on loan to the Etihad giants Belgian sister club LommelCredit: Instagram @vancsazalan

Vancsa, 17, was pictured in the dressing rooms at the home of the English champions over the weekend as he flew in for talks.

However, he will spend the remainder of the season back with his current club in Hungary – before heading to Lommel in the summer.

Reports in Hungary suggest a fee of around £4.2 million has been paid by the CFG to sign Vancsa.

Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Sevilla all showed an interest in the youngster – who is considered one of Europe’s top talents in his position and age group.

The versatile attacker, who can play on either wing or up-front has been on fire this season in the UEFA Youth League – scoring five goals in just four appearances.

The reigning Premier League Champions can expect a cascade of goals in the future from Vancsa and fellow young hot-shot Julian Alvarez who they also signed today.


City announced that they had signed the 22-year-old striker from River Plate on a five-and-a-half-year deal after meeting his £17million release clause.

However, as part of the agreement, they will allow him to see out the remainder of the season with River.

Alvarez will stay until his current club are out of the Copa Libertadores – meaning it could be July or as late as December before he finally arrives in Manchester.

Speaking on landing Alvarez, City’s chief Txiki Begiristain said: “Julian is a player we have monitored for some time.

“He is capable of operating in a number of attacking roles, and we firmly believe he’s one of the best young attacking players in South America.

“I am so happy we have managed to bring him to Manchester City. I really believe we can provide him with the right conditions to fulfill his potential and become a top player.”

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