La Liga heavyweights Barcelona are reportedly on the verge of completing the move to sign 18-year-old Spanish wonderkid Alberto Moleiro from Las Palmas.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Canarias 7, Barcelona and UD Las Palmas are closing in on reaching an agreement over the transfer of Alberto Moleiro. The Canary Islands-based outfit will look to retain a 15 per cent sell-on clause, with the Blaugrana hoping to take the 18-year-old wonderkid to the pre-season tour to the USA.

Alberto Moleiro is one of the most promising young attackers in Spain, with the teenage prodigy going from strength to strength since joining UD Las Palmas nearly half a decade ago. Moleiro made his first-team debut for Las Palmas at the onset of the 2021/22 season, aged 17, and he made rapid strides in the recently-concluded campaign.

The 18-year-old turned out 38 times for Las Palmas this past season, chipping in with three goals and one assist. But Moleiro has been keen on joining a bigger club, even though he remains committed to Las Palmas if a bid does not arrive. And the Spanish wonderkid has got his wish, with Barcelona set to prise him away in the summer transfer window.

The Catalan giants hold a long-standing interest in Moleiro, especially following the success of Pedri following his arrival from UD Las Palmas. Moleiro is tipped for an equally bright future for club and country, with Barcelona initiating talks to secure his services last month.

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But the pursuit of the 18-year-old Spanish wonderkid did not come without its obstacles, as Barcelona faced stiff competition from Manchester City. The Premier League champions might view Moleiro as a potential long-term successor for talisman Kevin De Bruyne.

But Barcelona made good use of the good relations they share with UD Las Palmas, as the latter’s president Miguel Angel Ramirez is handling most of the negotiations. Ramirez and Mateu Alemany are directly carrying out some steps. And the two clubs are now inching closer to reaching an agreement over a move in the summer transfer window.

According to the report, Las Palmas will retain a 15 per cent sell-on clause after selling Moleiro to Barcelona. And the Catalan giants hope to conclude the deal quickly enough to take the 18-year-old Spanish wonderkid on their pre-season tour to the USA, with the group set to depart on July 13.

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