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La Liga sporting director makes case to sign Manchester City forward next summer



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Girona sporting director, Quique Cárcel has made his case for the re-signing of now-Manchester City forward Savio on another loan deal in the upcoming summer market.

The Premier League champions have beaten off competition from within England and Germany to sign one of the City Football Group’s most exciting talents, having completed the necessary documentation to recruit Savio in the summer.

The feeling at present is that the teenage forward will join Manchester City’s pre-season campaign under Pep Guardiola, which is expected to take place in the United States alongside a number of other Premier League clubs.

However, City will still weigh up their options for the 19-year-old, and the possibility of another loan spell remains active with a number of high-profile clubs likely to enter the race for the player should the Premier League giants open themselves to the idea formally.

In quotes relayed by Sport, as translated by Sport Witness, Girona sporting director Quique Cárcel believes that while Savio is now under the Manchester City ‘umbrella’, the City Group side are well-positioned to continue developing the teenager at senior level.

“Savinho is a player who is under the (Manchester) City umbrella,” Cárcel said. “They have to consider whether he is a future footballer for them or not.

“I see that he is a player who needs growth and I think Girona’s platform is very good for him,” he continued. “If we really achieve our goal of being in Europe next year, one more year at Girona would be very good for him.”

Savio has registered a total of 25 appearances in La Liga matches this season while on loan from fellow City Group side Troyes, scoring five goals and providing seven assists in the process.

The teenager’s staggering rise while developing in Spanish football has also seen his transferb valuation soar, with the expectation being that Manchester City will issue an outlay in excess of €25 million for the player.