When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester City are simply one of the best in the business.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are monitoring Palmeiras midfielder Patrick de Paula.
The 21-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Palmeiras. He has a valid contract with Palmeiras until June 2024.
The midfielder has banged in 3 goals and provided one assist in 23 matches for Palmeiras this term on all fronts.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
City are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
Pep Guardiola has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Guardiola wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Manchester City are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
De Paula has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to the report,”Manchester City sent scouts to watch Palmeiras star Patrick de Paula in the Copa Libertadores final. The 21-year-old midfielder has impressed City manager Pep Guardiola. And according to Brazilian outlet UOL.com, City officials were in Rio Di Janeiro to watch Palmeiras defeat Santos. De Paul has a huge release clause of €100m. Benfica are also interested in the Brazilian.”
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Manchester City will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Palmeiras to the negotiating table. City have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Good signing for Manchester City?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
The 21-year-old is a promising young midfielder and could be a good addition to Manchester City’s squad.
How strong that interest is and whether Manchester City will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.