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From Italy: Manchester City hold ‘official interest’ in Europe’s ‘best young player’

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Manchester City reportedly hold ‘official interest’ in one of the brightest players emerging on the continent, alongside the likes of Barcelona and Juventus.

That concerns Vasilije Adzic – a 17-year-old attacking midfielder currently starring in Montenegrin football with Buducnost Podgorica and having registered international caps at under-21 level with Montenegro’s national team set-up.

Adzic’s start to the ongoing 2023/24 campaign has certainly caught the eye of some of Europe’s most important names, having scored four goals and provided a further two assists across his 18 appearances in all competitions.

Such has been the level of interest in the teenager that his current club’s director of football has now spoken out on the excitement and official contact made by European powerhouses, including Manchester City.

Speaking to TuttoJuve this week, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Buducnost Podgorica’s director of football Andrija Delibasic offered an insight into the level of interest in the midfielder, specifically from Italy but also from within the Premier League and La Liga.

“For our Vasilije there are many teams that have inquired about the situation, including Juventus and more than five other Italian clubs,” Delibasic revealed. “With the Bianconeri there have been contacts, just like with other teams.”

“But I can say that the official interest is from Manchester City and Barcelona. Together with the player and his family we will choose the solution for him and for the club because right now he is the best young player in Europe.”

Manchester City are consistently on the search for the brightest young prospects in the global game, and their most recent pursuit is likely to see them recruit Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors in the coming weeks.

At present, it remains somewhat unknown as to what Manchester City plan to do with the player upon his arrival in European football, with a move elsewhere in the City Football Group having been mooted in some quarters, as well as a switch to Leicester City for the second-half of the ongoing season.

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