Manchester City scouts watched 14-year-old teenage sensation Fernando Ovelar score first senior goal in fierce Paraguayan derbyNovember 9, 2018
MANCHESTER CITY scouts are closely watching Paraguay’s 14-year-old wonderkid Fernando Ovelar, according to reports.
The teenage sensation announced himself as one for the future after scoring for Cerro Porteno in their Superclasico clash against Olimpia last weekend.
The game is dubbed one of the biggest in Paraguay and he took his goal like an experienced striker when he latched on to a through ball and chipped the onrushing keeper.
Unsurprisingly, Ovelar is the youngest ever player to feature in Paraguay’s top flight and his rapid progress is not going unnoticed.
According to the Mirror, scouts from the Premier League champions were in the stands to track his progress and they would have undoubtedly been impressed with what they saw.
City will be keen to keep a close eye on his development but could offer Cerro Porteno a deal that could see him loaned back to the Paraguayan side to gain further experience.
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The financial muscle of City will mean any lucrative deal will be very difficult for Cerro Porteno to turn down, especially if they include a large sell-on percentage.
Man City will also be wary that he doesn’t follow in the footsteps on Freddy Adu.
The American was dubbed one of the biggest talents in world football when he scored his first professional goal at the age of 14 but he failed to live up to the hype.
But Ovelar is some two years younger than the youngest scorer in Premier League history.
James Vaughan, then of Everton, was 16 years eight months and 27 days when he scored in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in 2005.