Manchester City are reportedly set to move into pole position to secure the deal for Sporting Lisbon starlet. The youngster is currently considered to be one of the brightest prospects in Europe.
Three English clubs have set sights on this young talent, who is currently plying his trade in Portugal for Sporting Lisbon. Liverpool and Manchester United are the other two clubs to show real interest in the youngster.
Pep Guardiola’s side is the current league leader in Premier League with 70 points from 30 games. While Citizens’ arch-rivals United are right behind them with 57 points from 29 games.
However, City are well ahead of United in terms of points in the race for the Premier League title. While defending Champions are in the eighth position with 43 points amidst injury woes.
Pep’s usual 3-4-3 was enough to seal all three points against Fulham on Sunday night football in Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero, and Ferran Torres were the front three for the Spanish manager.
The game was level until half-time with a scoreline of 0-0 at the Craven Cottage. John Stones managed a clinical finish from Cancelo’s cross to provide the lead. In a ten-minute time gap, Gabriel Jesus made use of Andersen’s lapse and went past Areola to score in the empty net.
Argentine forward converted a penalty opportunity in the 60th minute past Areola, who guessed the right direction but failed to stop it. Aguero’s goal yesterday is his first goal in Premier League for 15 months.
According to Record and AS, Manchester City are in a pole position to sign the young prospect Nuno Mendes,18, from Sporting Lisbon amidst a number of European admirers. The Portuguese U21 international has caught everyone’s attention already with his stellar performances.
Top-flight European clubs likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also in the race to sign this promising talent. The lad is just 18-years-old and can improve a lot with more game time.
However, City has to come out with a better offer to beat Real Madrid in signing this prospect from Portugal. The Los Blancos are looking to lure him as a long-term replacement for Marcelo, whose contract ends by the summer of 2022.
Nuno Mendes’ performance recently with the senior side has been impressive so far. Sporting Lisbon has set a price tag of £60m for the energetic left-back, who can also play as a left-winger. Nuno has contributed one goal and two assists across all competitions this term for Sporting.
The arrival of Nuno Mendes could be a worrying sign for Mendy, who’s playing the current left-back’s role at Etihad. Mendy had been suffering some injuries regularly and also not a regular under Pep Guardiola.
The Spanish manager likes to prefer Zinchenko over Mendy and Frenchmen has made just eight appearances in top-flight with a poor rating. Nuno Mendes’ arrival could possibly open doors for Mendy, who can develop under a manager like Pep Guardiola.
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