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Man Utd, Man City target Thiago Almada boasts 5 goals in 5 games

Velez Sarsfield coach Mauricio Pellegrino is reaping the benefits of counting on whizkid Thiago Almada.

The Argentine attacker has been outstanding in the opening weeks of the season, scoring five goals in five games.

Pellegrino again started Almada in the Copa Sudamericana victory over Deportivo Cali and was rewarded with a brace from the 19 year-old.

TMW says Almada's form again has speculation suggesting Velez will face a battle to keep hold of him over the January market.

Not surprisingly, his progress has impressed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, but also Inter Milan, Valencia, Ajax and Manchester United.

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