Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly identified their next potential incoming transfer from the collection of rising names in the global game.
Last season’s Treble winners, alongside the wider City Football Group brand, are consistently on the lookout for the next breakthrough stars in global football, with their focus most recently being placed on the South American arm of the sport.
In recent seasons, Manchester City have acquired the likes of Julian Alvarez, Maximo Perrone, Gabriel Jesus, and Yan Couto through their talent spotters in the continent, while Boca Juniors’ Valentin Barco could very well be the next through the door.
Now, fresh reports from the Netherlands have revealed that officials from Manchester City could be eyeing a bright prospect emerging from one of the nation’s very best clubs for developing youth talents.
That is according to the information of Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, who claim that City are eyeing a move for highly-rated Ajax starlet Gabriel Misehouy, with the Dutch side yet to agree on extended terms with the teenager.
With the 18-year-old’s current deal at the Eredivisie club expiring in June 2024, it is revealed that a number of foreign clubs are now ‘closely monitoring his situation’, with officials from the Etihad Stadium being among them.
Manchester City, alongside the wider City Football Group, are claimed to have ‘expressed specific interest’ in the versatile attacking midfielder, who can also operate as a more advanced forward, according to the report.
Manchester City’s pursuit of rising talents at youth level firmly accompanies their hunt for prospects for the City Football Group, while clubs part-owned or owned by the business also aid the development of talents viewed as possible Etihad athletes.
Recently, ESTAC Troyes of France signed Savinho – also known as Savio – before loaning him to La Liga side Girona, who are now forming a challenge for the Spanish top-flight title against the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Should the Brazilian youngster impress to a particularly high standard, then it should not be ruled out that Manchester City could target the player as a possible successor in Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad.
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