Manchester City have reportedly agree terms to sign Feyenoord superkid Rodney Kongolo, despite Liverpool making a last-minute bid trying to persuade the midfielder to move to Anfield instead.
The 16-year-old holding midfielder is considered the latest sensation to come out of Holland's prolific academy system, being earmarked as the new Patrick Vieira.
City have been in negotiations to sign the Dutch starlet since last summer but reports last month claimed that Liverpool were trying to hijack the deal, after Anfield officials met with Kongolo's mother to persuade him to move to Anfield.
However, Dutch newspaper AD reports that Manchester City have finally won the race to secure his services, as Kongolo has decided to move to the Etihad Stadium rather than to Anfield.
According to the reports, Manuel Pellegrini's side have already agreed terms with Kongolo and the agreement will be official soon. Nevertheless, it looks like the player will remain in his homeland until the end of the season, making his move to the Premier League giants next summer.
Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain have also reportedly monitored Kongolo in recent months but it is understand that he just considered City and Liverpool options.
Feyenood were desperately trying to keep him in their ranks, as he is considered one of the most talented players in their academy. Indeed, Kongolo's older brother Terrence has recently broken into the first-team and they expected to convince Rodney to stay and make the same trip to the top flight.
However, reports claimed last month that Kongolo rejected three offers from the Dutch side to extend his contract in Rotterdam, as he was convinced to move to the Premier League.
The 16-year-old defensive midfielder has already being capped by the Dutch national side in various youth teams.