Despite having an extremely brilliant strike force, Barcelona and Real Madrid are both battling out for the Paraguayan youngster Mauro Caballero.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on the young Paraguayan star striker Mauro Caballero.
Real Madrid have ended their season on a high and with Jose Mourinho helping Los Blancos win the league, it means that Madrid will be going out on a shopping spree as soon as the summer transfer window opens up.
Jose Mourinho has already lured in the young centre-back Rafael Varane, and the 17-year-old Mauro Caballero seems like the next hot prospect for the Portuguese mentor.
Madrid already have the young and talented striker Jose Callejon on the bench but with Mauro Caballero in the squad, Callejon will be forced to perform better.
On the other hand, Barcelona are famous for playing young players and making them ones for the future.
They already have the brilliant strike force of Lionel Messi, David Villa, Ibrahim Afellay, Alexis Sanchez, Isaac Cuenca, and Cristian Tello. However, with Josep Guardiola out and Tito Vilanova taking his place, Barcelona are going to follow the footsteps
of their former coach who introduced the philosophy of adding more strikers every year so there is more competition in the team.
The 17-year-old striker is a hot prospect in the transfer market and both the Spanish giants are after him and are currently battling to sign him.
Caballero came under the spotlight after his phenomenal performances in the under-17 South America Championship 2011. The Paraguayan star managed to score five goals for Libertodores during his spell in that particular competition, making himself a hot property.
Despite his young age, Caballero is in the starting line-up of Libertad and has managed to score two goals for them this season.
Besides Real Madrid and Barcelona, other elite clubs are also trying to sign the youngster. Clubs such as Chelsea, Munich, Benfica are all after the youngster and now it is up to him to decide whether he should take the big step in his career or not.
Real Madrid have won the Spanish La Liga this season while Barcelona are widely considered to be one of the best teams in the history of football. Caballero, being a lucky kid, has the option of joining one of the two teams.