- Man City are interested in signing a young striker from AC Milan’s youth team.
- They have attracted attention from other top European clubs, including Borussia Dortmund.
- Despite the interest, the player seems committed to AC Milan and is currently in the process of signing his first professional contract with the club.
Manchester City are now keen on signing a record-breaking striker, but they will have to do battle for his signature with some of Europe’s top clubs, according to a report.
What’s the latest Man City transfer news?
Man City will be in the market for a new left-back in the January transfer window, considering Sergio Gomez is their only natural option in that area of the pitch, and Football Insider has revealed they are now confident about signing Boca Juniors’ Valentin Barco.
Although the Boca defender has a release clause of around £10m included in his contract, the Sky Blues may have to stump up a fee of £15m, as there is considerable interest in his signature, with Brighton & Hove Albion also being named as potential suitors.
Barco is not the only young left-back that City have been credited with an interest in, as it has been reported they are also keen on signing Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen, amid the uncertainty surrounding the 21-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge.
The vast majority of the Citizens’ transfer targets are under 21, having also been linked with a move for Brighton striker Evan Ferguson, and there have now been reports they could make a move for another young striker.
According to a report from CalcioMercato, Man City are now interested in signing 15-year-old AC Milan striker Francesco Camarda, who is attracting the attention of several top European clubs, as they are “convinced” he has a great future ahead of him.
The Milan starlet continues to break “record after record”, recently netting a brace against Newcastle United on his debut in the UEFA Youth League, which meant he became the youngest Italian ever to score in the competition.
In light of the impression the youngster has made for AC Milan, there are a number of clubs vying for his signature, with Borussia Dortmund also being named as potential suitors, but there is an indication he may not be on the move anytime soon.
The Italian club are currently in the process of handing Camarda his first professional contract, and he “dreams” of making his debut for the Rossoneri in the Serie A.
Who is Francesco Camarda?
The Milan-born forward has started to make a name for himself at youth level, having scored one goal in three Primavera 1 games this season, while he recorded three goal contributions in his first-ever UEFA Youth League outing, bagging two goals and an assist.
The Italian has also made his breakthrough on the international scene, having found the back of the net three times in three appearances for the U17s, during which time he has also recorded one assist.
It is no wonder some of Europe’s top clubs are queuing up for Camarda, as he clearly has a lot of potential, with football talent scout Jacek Kulig lauding him as an “unbelievable” talent just a few days ago.
However, the Milan academy graduate does not seem to have much interest in leaving his hometown club at the moment, so Man City should keep him shortlisted for the future.