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Carlos Borges attracts attention from Championship side amid interest from Premier League and Bundesliga



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One of the brightest talents in Manchester City’s academy system, Carlos Borges, could be set for a move into the EFL Championship ahead of the new season.

The 19-year-old is fresh off the back of an outstanding campaign for Manchester City across all competitions, having scored 29 goals across 33 appearances for the club’s academy system, added to by a further 18 assists.

However, having still failed to establish himself in Pep Guardiola’s first-team set-up as such, many are wondering what could be next for the Portugal youth international, and whether a move away from the club this summer is a realistic possibility.

Unsurprisingly, the teenager is attracting plenty of attention from across Europe, and the latest name to be linked with a move for Carlos Borges has plenty of experience in dealing with Manchester City for the transfer of both players and staff.

According to a recent report from The Athletic, recently-relegated Southampton have revived their interest in Carlos Borges, as they look to reinforce their squad for the first season back in the EFL Championship.

It is claimed that the south-coast side had shown a level of interest back in January and have now returned again. However, given the success of Borges throughout the last campaign, it is highlighted that a number of Premier League and Bundesliga clubs are also interested.

The Saints are on the verge of signing another Manchester City youngster however, with Shea Charles expected to finalise a deal across the course of this weekend, in a permanent transfer worth an initial £10.5 million, potentially rising to £15 million depending on add-ons.

Charles will become the latest in a long line of Manchester City youngsters to make the switch to St Mary’s since last summer, as the south coast side put their faith in some of the finest youngsters in the country to not only drive future revenue, but also on-field performances.

Gavin Bazunu, Juan Larios, Sam Edozie and Josh McNamara have all made the trip south since last summer, whilst Romeo Lavia is the greatest success story and could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer commanding a transfer fee in excess of £50 million.

Manchester City are expected to take home a percentage of any sale of the Belgian youngster, but cannot activate their own buy-back clause on the starlet, with that only becoming active from the summer of 2024.

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