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La Liga star reveals ‘objective’ to play for Manchester City – transfer targeted through performances



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Manchester City have received a clear message of intent from one of La Liga’s standout performers this season, who has indicated a desire to join Pep Guardiola’s side.

The player is 19-year-old Girona winger Savio, currently on loan from fellow City Football Group side Troyes in France, who is excelling during the La Liga club’s sensational pursuit of a Spanish top-flight title this season.

The teenager’s fine talents were further highlighted this week, as his assist contributed to Girona moving two points clear at the top of the La Liga table through a 2-4 away victory against title rivals FC Barcelona.

While Girona’s successes may make Savio satisfied with life in Spain, it appears as though his ambitions within the game stretch beyond the Spanish top-flight, with a new interview revealing positive details in relation to any hope Manchester City may have of signing the player.

Speaking during a recent interview with Premier League Brasil, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Savio revealed his ‘objective’ of reaching Manchester City during his top-level footballing career.

“I have the objective of playing for City, yes, I think that when I was signed my objective was always to get to City and I’m working towards that,” the 19-year-old admitted.

“But I have to keep my focus on Girona and do things well to get there. If one day I get to City, you can be sure that I’ve done things well at Girona, as I’m doing now. I want to keep working here to one day get to City, which is my point of reference.”

The dream of joining Manchester City in the future was brought one step closer for Savio when he joined the City Football Group through Troyes, and it is that connection to the Premier League champions that the teenager also brought to readers’ attention.

“There’s always someone (from Manchester City) to look at us, to congratulate us, to accompany us here,” Savio told Premier League Brasil. “There’s always someone from City, the physiotherapist, the fitness coach and not just to look at me, because Girona is part of the City Group. Then there’s also Yan Couto, who is part of the group and has already been training at Manchester City.”

While Savio is yet to communicate directly with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, he went on to admit that he is buoyed by the Catalan coach’s willingness and enjoyment at working with Brazilian players.

“We’ve never had any contact, I’ve only seen him up close,” said Savio. “He signed Kayky, who was from Fluminense, Gabriel Jesus, so he seems to get on well with Brazilians. It’s just a matter of letting things happen naturally so that, God willing, one day he can train me.”

Whether or not Manchester City turn their close attentions into concrete interest remains to be seen, however there is a feeling within the club that the attacking roles within Pep Guardiola’s side may be of interest when it comes to fresh recruitment in the coming transfer windows.