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Manchester City target move for Everton goalkeeper in multi-million pound transfer



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Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a move for highly-rated Everton and England youth international goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks.

It is the latest move from the ever-ambitious Etihad Stadium side, as they continuously seek to cement their future as best as possible through the recruitment of the game’s very best talents from all corners of the globe.

Manchester City’s position within the City Football Group also enables themselves to develop rising talents at a number of sides across the European game, with some teams operating at various levels of difficulty and demands.

The latest rise within the City Group has seen their La Liga club Girona secure qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League through a top ranking finish in the Spanish top-flight in a remarkable season for Míchel and his players.

But after several deals that have seen Manchester City recruit from the South American market, the latest information has tied them to interest from the Premier League and a rising England youth international between the sticks.

That is according to the information of journalist Alan Nixon, who reports that Manchester City are ‘ready to move’ for Everton’s teenager goalkeeping talent Douglas Lukjanciks, and may pay up to £10 million for the 16-year-old.

It is detailed that the England under-17 stopper has been chased by ‘several’ clubs, but it is the reigning Premier League champions who are keen to land him this summer in a deal that would also ‘help Everton keep their FFP numbers right’.

Having sold a number of goalkeeping talents into the EFL over recent seasons, it is claimed that Manchester City are now looking for a new name to develop to the very top, and there could even be an exchange deal with City sending a young home grown player to Everton.

Manchester City have fantastic history when it comes to goalkeeping talent both in the first-team, and their Academy, with a number of names having been developed at the City Football Academy now starring throughout England’s divisions.

Burnley employ two of Manchester City’s academy graduates, with Vincent Kompany’s side boasting Arijanet Muric and James Trafford as their options between the sticks, whilst Southampton can show off Gavin Bazunu as their stopper.

In the first team, the upcoming summer transfer window is likely to see Manchester City subject to intense transfer interest for their current back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno, who has excelled whenever called upon by his manager.